Saturday, July 12, 2008

Smoked Cod and Cheesy Macaroni

A complete meal in itself, this tasty baked fish, pasta and vegetables dish can be cooked in either a conventional or microwave oven. Recipe serves 4.


7 ounce (205 g) packet Macaroni and Cheese
1 pound (500 g) smoked cod
8 ounces (250 g) zucchini, grated
1 red capsicum (pepper), chopped
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cream
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons cornflour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup grated tasty cheese


1. Cook macaroni in boiling water 10 minutes; drain. Place macaroni in ovenproof dish.
2. Place fish in frying pan, cover with water, bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer 10 minutes (or microwave on High 5 minutes), drain. Flake fish, discarding skin and bones. Add fish to zucchini and capsicum, spoon over macaroni.
3. Place cheese sauce mix from packet in saucepan, add milk, cream and lemon juice, stir until boiling. Add cornflour blended with water, stir until mixture boils and thickens, pour over fish mixture. Sprinkle with cheese, bake, covered, in moderate oven 20 minutes, remove cover, bake further 10 minutes (or microwave on High 10 minutes).

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