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This recipe is going to be a combo of Macaroni & Cheese (yes ladies your favorite CHEESE CHEESE CHEESE) and Firecracker Shrimps with one of my favorite sides which is Butter fried Coriander Peas.
I'm hot and all about hot/spicy recipes. This my friends is one of them.
Involves baking which I'm not so good at. This is my very first attempt of BAKING. I have broiled before but that's a lot faster than baking.
1 pound raw, peeled & deveined shrimp, tails off
1 cup Texas Pete hot sauce or Hot Frank's buffalo sauce
1 cup panko breadcrumbs or plain breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon red chili powder
1 pound uncooked pasta of your own choice (I used cavatappi)
1 cup cold milk (I used low fat milk)
1 tablespoon cornstarch/flour
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (I used lowfat cheese)
2 chopped green onions for garnish (optional)
NOTE - 1 CUP MEANS 250 GRAMS AND SOMETIMES 240 GRAMS
Put the shrimps in a bowl and pour a cup of Texas Pete or Buffalo Sauce in it. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes (put it in the refrigerator). The longer the better.
HASTE MAKES WASTE
You can boil the pasta in the mean time.
Put a cup of bread crumbs in a bowl and mix it with, red chili powder, salt, crushed red chili peppers and garlic powder. Mix it like your life depends on it.
Take out the shrimps after the desired marination. I marinated them for GOD knows how long because I fell asleep. Lazy me rollin'
Coat well each shrimp with the breadcrumbs mixture and put it on a baking tray. Apply light oil on the base before putting shrimps on it. Look how pretty they are, prettier than your firstborn child.
Preheat your oven, well not YOUR oven but the oven at 350 degrees. Bake these pretties for 15 minutes. That's the time required to make the shrimps pink and the breadcrumb layer all crunchy.
I hate my stove because it always tries it's best to burn my food but I always happen to save it somehow.
Now its time to prepare the macaroni and cheese.
Put a cup of milk in a pan. Whisk in a tablespoon of cornstarch/flour. Bring it to a boil, add butter and also salt & pepper according to taste.
The best part is now which is putting the cheese in the milk. Sounds nasty. Put a cup or more of the shredded cheese and mix it till it becomes a thick liquid.
Add in the pasta and mix for one last time. (if you want to spice it up you can also add a little crushed red chili pepper)
Serve it with a side which can be anything from french fries to dead relatives. JOKING.
I served it with peas fried with coriander in butter with a pinch of salt.
Ladies and gentlemen (who probably have learned nothing from this blog because who wants to ease up the lives of their mothers, sister or wives) I give you the one and only and surprisingly very tasty Firecracker Shrimp with Macaroni and Cheese.