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Smoked haddock macaroni cheese

Serves 4

The cooking challenge

2016 is Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink and is a celebration of everything delicious! Students are invited a develop a two–course meal which showcases our fantastic local produce and gives four visitors a true taste of Northern Ireland
Smoked haddock macaroni cheese

Caoimhe Duffy

Young Cook Finalist Recipe

  • Mrs M Kennedy
  • Fleming Fulton School, Belfast
  • Special Education


  • 500g smoked haddock
  • 600ml Northern Ireland semi–skimmed milk
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 200g packs baby leaf spinach
  • 40g cornflour
  • 75g Northern Ireland reduced–fat cheddar cheese
  • 25g parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Few slices tomato
  • 1 tbsp snipped chives
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 onion
  • 120g sour cream
  • Red pepper, sliced
  • Salt and pepper


  • Turn the oven to 200ºC. Put the haddock in a shallow pan with 600ml semi–skimmed milk and seasoning, simmer for 6 minutes. Lift fish out onto a plate when done.
  • Cook spinach in a microwave – allow to cool. Cook macaroni for 5 – 6 minutes than rinse in cool water.
  • Mix 40g of cornflour with a little cold water add to the milk – stir. While heating add 75g mature cheese grated and 25g of grated parmesan. Add mustard.
  • Add flaked fish and spinach to the sauce and pour into a casserole. Put into the oven for 25 minutes.
  • Make salad and dressing with sour cream, top with sliced red pepper, and serve with the fish.

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