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Crisp Topped Macaroni With Tuna

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Ingredients
  Onion 1
  Butter 6 Tablespoon
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cauliflower 1 Medium
  Short cut macaroni 1⁄2 Pound
  Anchovy fillets 6
  Soft bread crumbs 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Canned tuna 7 Ounce (1 can)
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Peel and chop the onion.
2) Divide cauliflower into florets and cook in boiling salted water for 4 minutes.
3) Roughly chop anchovies and add to pan with bread crumbs.
4) Preheat the broiler.

MAKING
5) In a large saucepan, melt 2 tbsp of the butter and fry the onion till golden.
6) Add the chicken broth and seasoning.
7) Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
8) With a slotted spoon remove the cauliflower from boiled water and reserve.
9) Add macaroni to boiling water and cook till tender.
10) Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in a skillet and fry cauliflower till golden.
10) Fry anchovies till crisp.
11) Remove from heat.
12) Drain the macaroni and add to the broth mixture.
13) Drain and flake tuna and stir carefully into the macaroni with half the Parmesan.
14) Taste and adjust seasoning and heat through gently.
15) In a flameproof dish, pour the macaroni mixtureand scatter cauliflower and bread crumb mixture over it.
16) Sprinkle with remaining cheese, then broil for 5 minutes till golden.

SERVING
17) Serve hot macaroni immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Broiled
Ingredient: 
Tuna
Interest: 
Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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