Mac & cheese with Dulse

Macaroni and cheese with atlantic kitchen dulse seaweed

Ingredients

  • 150g Grated mature cheddar (hold some back for the top)
  • 25g Butter
  • 2 tbsp Plain flour
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 1 tsp Mustard - whichever your preference is - we used dijon
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 250g Macaroni
  • 20g Dulse
  • Handful of Panko breadcrumbs
  • Salt & pepper

Method

Preheat your oven to 180° and get a pan of salted water going, once it’s boiling add the pasta.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a sauce pan and stir in flour to form a thick paste. Add the bay leaf and slowly whisk in warm milk, don’t worry if it looks lumpy at first, it’ll sort itself out. Once you have a thick creamy sauce stir in the grated cheese, mustard and nutmeg. Season to taste.

Pour boiling water over the dulse to rehydrate and leave it for about 5 minutes until tender, then roughly chop.

Once the pasta is al dente, drain and stir into the cheese sauce along with the dulse, and transfer into an oven proof dish.

Sprinkle with the cheese and breadcrumbs onto the top and bake for 20 minutes.