Jumpin Ginger Jalapeño Mac n Cheese

Jumpin Ginger Jalapeño Mac 'n' Cheese

Ingredients:

3/4 lb. elbow macaroni

2 TBSP unsalted butter, melted

2 cups Panko bread crumbs

1/2 cup aged Gouda cheese

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

2/3 cup The Ginger People Baking Chips

Jalapeño onion marmalade:

2 red onions caramelized

1/2 cup diced pickled Jalapenos

2 TBSP The Ginger People Ginger Syrup

Cheese Sauce:

3 TBSP unsalted butter

3 TBSP all-purpose flour

2 3/4 cup whole milk

3/4 cup heavy cream

1 3/4 cup aged Gouda

1 3/4 cup Gruyere

1/2 cup parmesan

1 TBSP Dijon mustard

1 1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions: Melt 2 TBSP butter. In a bowl stir melted butter together with Panko bread crumbs and cheese until combined-set aside. Sautee thin sliced red onion in 1 tbsp butter/olive oil until carmelized (about 15 minutes). Dice jalapenos and mix with carmelized onions. Transfer sauted onions and diced jalapenos to a bowl and stir in 2 TBSP of Ginger Syrup. Set aside.Make sauce: Shred cheeses on a cheese grater-set aside. In a 5 quart heavy saucepan melt butter over moderately low heat and stir in flour. Cook roux, stirring, 3 minutes and whisk in milk. Bring sauce to a boil, whisking constantly, and simmer, whisking occasionally, 3 minutes.  Stir in cream, cheeses, mustard, salt and pepper. Remove pan from heat and cover surface with wax paper.

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