i’ve been craving macaroni cheese and to be honest, it’s not going to be long before i give into that craving as i have the remnants of a cheeseboard in my fridge, so have lots of lovely interesting cheeses to add a real depth of flavour to the dish.
however, along the way i was distracted by hugh fearnley whittingstall’s recipe for macaroni peas… this is a lovely vegetarian pasta dish which really shows peas off at the their best and is very quick and easy to pull together. much healthier than macaroni cheese too!
the choice of pasta is flexible – orecchiette for me – as is the choice of cheese – i used grated comte in the pea sauce and finished with a sprinkling of grated parmesan when i served it. i also added a little squeeze of lemon to the sauce to lift and brighten its flavour a little more.