Robin Koury's barbecued mac-n-cheese

  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 500g elbow macaroni
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 500ml milk
  • 100g asiago cheese
  • 100g monterey jack cheese
  • 50g white cheddar
  • 50g parmesan cheese
  • 150g mature cheddar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper, plus 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced
  • 30g seasoned bread crumbs
1) Preheat barbecue to 180C/Gas 4.

2) Quarter red and green pepper then place them on the barbecue, cooking until tender. Once griddle marks are formed, remove peppers from barbecue and set aside.

3) Boil elbow macaroni in salted boiling water until al dente - drain and set aside. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and then whisk in flour to thicken, about 1 minute. Add 250ml milk and whisk in.

4) Begin adding cheeses 1 at a time, thoroughly whisking each cheese. If sauce becomes too thick, add remaining 250ml of milk. Once all cheeses are blended add salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, griddled peppers, jalapeno pepper and stir to combine. Add elbows to mixture and stir again.

5) Once combined well, add to a cast iron 18 by 26cm rectangle casserole dish, and sprinkle top with breadcrumbs and an additional 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper. Heat for 12 minutes. Let stand a few minutes before serving.

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