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Cheesy Garlic

Toast

Cheesy

Mac & Cheese

Jamaican

Garlic Bread

Riz Aux Djon Djon

Champignons

Vegetable

Fried Rice

Cheesy Garlic Toast

 

Ingredients

4 Slices Royal Caribbean Bakery’s Hard Dough Bread

4 Tablespoons Butter

2-4 Cloves of Garlic, minced

2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese

Chopped Parsley

1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese

Directions

Butter one side of the bread slice and spread minced garlic on it. Garnish it with freshly chopped parsley and parmesan cheese. Toast until golden brown. For extra garlic flavor, slice off a small piece of a raw garlic clove. Take the larger piece and rub the cut side on the warm toasted bread.  For milder garlic flavor, substitute garlic powder for fresh garlic cloves.  Sprinkle mozzarella cheese.

Place prepared garlic bread in a toaster oven and bake for 5-10 minutes at 400 degrees or until the cheese melts.  Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.  Enjoy with your favorite tomato sauce!

 

Cheesy Macaroni & Cheese

 

1/2 pound elbow macaroni, uncooked 3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons flour

1 tablespoon powdered mustard 3 cups milk

1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced

 1 bay leaf

1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 large egg

12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded

1 teaspoon salt

Topping :

3 tablespoons butter

1 cup panko bread crumbs

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente. While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter.

Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep stirring for about five minutes. Make sure there are no lumps. Stir in the milk, onion, bay leaf, and paprika. Simmer for ten minutes and remove the bay leaf.

 

temper in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. top with remaining cheese.

 

Melt the butter in a sauté pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.

Jamaican Garlic Bread

 

Ingredients

4 Slices Royal Caribbean Bakery’s Hard Dough Bread

4 Tablespoons Butter

2-4 Cloves of Garlic, minced

2 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan Cheese

Chopped Parsley

 

 

 

Directions

Butter one side of the bread slice and spread minced garlic on it. Garnish it with freshly chopped parsley and parmesan cheese. Toast until golden brown. For extra garlic flavor, slice off a small piece of a raw garlic clove. Take the larger piece and rub the cut side on the warm toasted bread.  For milder garlic flavor, substitute garlic powder for fresh garlic cloves.

Riz aux Champignons Djon Djon image is from nancytoussaint.org.

 

Riz Aux Champignons Djon Djon

 

Ingredients

2 cups long grain rice

4 tbsp olive oil

3 cloves garlic, crushed

3 sprigs of fresh thyme

2 cups of dried black mushrooms

3 cups of water

2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 small onion, chopped

3 small shallots

2 cloves (optional)

10 oz peas or lima beans

1 scotch bonnet pepper

 

Directions

1. Boil mushrooms in 3 cups of water on medium heat for 10 minutes, until water turns black. Liquify using blender or food processor.

2. Strain mushrooms reserving 2 1/2 cups of the liquid.

3. Add oil to a cast-iron pot on medium heat.  Saute garlic, onion and shallots for 2 minutes.

4. Add rice and stir for 3 minutes.

5. Add mushrom water, salt, cloves, cooked lima beans or green peas.  Bring to a boil.

6. Reduce to low heat until water evaporates.

7. Lower heat again, stir rice with butter and place a whole scotch bonnet pepper and thyme on top of rice. Cover pot tightly and steam for 20 minutes.

8. Remove hot pepper and thyme.  Stir before serving.

 

Vegetable Fried Rice

 

Ingredients

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 small onion. diced

1/2 cup diced carrots

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup frozen peas

1 celery stalk, sliced

1 cup broccoli, chopped

3 cups cooked day old rice

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp vegetarian mushroom oyster sauce

1 cup bean sprouts

1 egg (optional)

1 scallion, sliced

1/4 tsp sesame oil

Directions

In a large wok, heat vegetable oil and saute onions and carrots. Add garlic, peas, celery, broccoli and cook for 3 minutes.

Stir in rice. Add soy sauce and vegetarian mushroom oyster sauce.  Mix well. Cook for 5 minutes.

Stir in bean sprouts.

In a separate pan scramble eggs. Gently combine eggs in fried rice.

Serve rice in a large, deep plate and garnish with scallions.

 

 

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