While at work one day, I met a flight attendant who regularly flies to Barbados (where my Grandpa was from) and she offered to share with me some of her bajan spices, I gladly accepted her offer. She even brought them to my job the next day before she left for work (probably flying to Barbados). I already cooked some fish with the spices but I could not pass up an opportunity (excuse) to make macaronie and cheese…Bajan style. I hope you all enjoy this. I also included the site where you can order some of the spices for yourself. They are really good (delish, as the name implies) but they are spicy: mild palates beware.
What you’ll need:
- 14 oz Shredded cheddar cheese – reserve some cheese for top of macaroni
- 1 package of Macaroni
- 2 tbsp Butter plus another 1 tbsp for the top
- 1 cup of Milk
- 3 tbsp Bajan seasoning
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp fine bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Boil the macaroni in a large pot until it is almost al dente, the pasta will cook more in the oven.
- Drain pasta and pour back into original pot.
- Add butter the mix in cheese in small portions until almost all melted
- In a bowl whisk together, milk, egg, bajan seasoning, and onion powder
- Add egg mixture to the pasta
- Pour pasta mixture into greased baking dish, top with cheese, butter, and breadcrumbs
- Bake for 30-45 minutes, until top is slightly crunchy.
Enjoy this cheesy goodness!
I cut this into 4 large sections (After I ate about 1/4 of it) and I refrigerated each section separately in tupperware so it was easier to reheat in the oven.