This crab, mac & cheese recipe from Asda is a great way to get your kids eating healthy shellfish, without the fuss!
½ onion, finely diced
1 garlic clove, sliced
Pinch of dried chilli flakes
Squirt of English mustard
1tsp plain flour
Handful mature cheddar cheese, grated
15g crab meat
1tsp olive oil
Prep: 15min › Cook: 30min › Ready in: 45min
Preheat your oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5.
Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook the macaroni al dente.
Meanwhile, in a saucepan, gently fry the onions over a medium heat in the olive oil. After a few minutes, when they start to go translucent, add the chopped garlic and continue to fry until the garlic starts to brown. Then add the dried chilli flakes and a squirt of mustard, stir and then add the butter. As soon as the butter melts, add the flour and stir until the flour has disappeared.
At this point add the milk very slowly, bit by bit, while continuing to stir.
Once you have a thick sauce, remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. Taste and season if required.
Next, add the crab meat and macaroni to the sauce, stir, and transfer to a lightly greased oven-proof dish. Cook for 30 minutes and enjoy on a cold winter’s day!