Eat Like a Sophisticated Spaniard with my recipe for Kraft Dinner – Barcelona Style
If you are looking for a little pizazz at your family kitchen table, look no further than this easy and delicious Span-adian Macaroni and Cheese recipe!
First, let’s talk about our locally-sourced (relatively speaking) ingredients.
Kraft Dinner – What is Kraft Dinner, you ask? Well… it’s Macaroni and cheese in a box, and it’s a Canadian staple. For Brits, compare it to Pot Noodle, except one box of this stuff can serve a whole family (or a single drunk university student). For my KD Barcelona Style recipe, you can use no-name Kraft Dinner but obviously the Original is best (pictured above). Buy the extra creamy style if you can get it, and prepare the KD with butter not margarine!
Garlic – This article from huff post says I should never buy garlic in a jar again, but doesn’t really provide any compelling argument as to why. I started using minced garlic from a jar a few years ago to save time. It lasts for ages in the fridge and it comes in oil so it’s nice and soft and doesn’t seem to burn if I get distracted while I’m sautéing it. Minced garlic tastes really good too! Most of the garlic you buy from the grocery stores here is from China. It has this really horrid stale taste to it – you can smell it on people’s breath after they’ve eaten homemade hummus. I should be growing it, or buying it locally, I know…but seriously, when a small jar of this totally delicious stuff is less than 4 dollars, and it creates zero mess? C’mon, huff post. You’re crazy!
Chorizo – I nearly fell over and died with happiness when I saw this being sold at the superstore. We buy it every week now and make tapas-style stuff with it. For example, we might fry it up with some diced potatoes, or a handful of king prawns…lots of of olive oil and garlic, of course! God knows what’s in this stuff, but it tastes so good!
AND NOW, THE RECIPE:
You will need:
- 1 box of Kraft Dinner, cooked according to directions
- About 6 inches of chorizo sausage, use your judgment (haha)
- A tablespoon of pre-chopped garlic
- a big swig of olive oil
- Half an onion, or a couple of shallots
Directions: While you are preparing the KD as per the instructions on the box, fry the onion, garlic and sliced chorizo in a frying pan. Mix it all up together at the end. That’s it. Rico!