I use frozen for convenience. Thaw completely and pat off excess water with paper towels before using.
full fat preferred but low fat is ok
FRESHLY GRATED is essential for silky cheese sauce. Pre-grated packet cheese contains anti-caking agents which can cause the sauce to go powdery.
Both cheeses can be swapped out for your choice of melting cheese, this is the combination I favour. I usually use cheddar or gruyere for flavour. And mozzarella for cheesiness and richness but with a less intense flavour. In the video, the orange cheese is Red Leicester which is a UK sharp cheddar.
4. Make ahead / storage:
Best to make this using my Baked Mac and Cheese recipe which is more suited to making ahead (directions in note 4). Amend recipe as follows - Follow Note 4 Make Ahead directions in the Baked Mac and Cheese recipe. Toss shrimp/prawns with olive oil, pepper and garlic. Mix sauce, pasta and shrimp, pour into baking dish, proceed with recipe.
Garlic Shrimp Mac and Cheese (Prawns)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g
Saturated Fat 13g
Total Carbohydrates 44g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.