It turns out I have a lot of favorite dinner recipes and this dish is one of them. I found the recipe at the same website as some of the recipes I’ve tried and posted here. The name of the site is “Masak Apa” by detikfood.com. It’s an Indonesian based recipes site where you can find various range of food from dessert to dinner inspiration. It also have western and also asian dishes. So I’m really happy that I found it. It makes my what-to-make-for-dinner-tonight decision easier. And also on the recipes they put on the site, the ingredients are not to hard to find here in Sweden. That’s a huge plus from me. Too bad the site is using Indonesian as the basic languange, so if you want to try the recipe then you’ll need to translate it first at google or something.
Enihooo… This dish is super easy to make and I really love how the cheese sauce compliments the taste of the shrimp. And it also fits with the potato. I can’t eat too many potatoes. I got full easily. Like only 3-4 slices are enough for me. But with this combination of potatoes+shrimp+cheese sauce, I can eat well as you can see on the picture above.. more than 4 slices of potatoes. So.. it’s good…
750 g potatoes, peeled, cut to few pieces
White cheese sauce:
1 tablespoons butter
1 small onion – diced
250 g shrimps, peeled and cleaned
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
250 ml milk
3-4 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
200 ml shredded cheddar cheese (the original recipe said around 5 tablespoons of shredded cheddar cheese, but I love cheese, so I was a bit overboard with it here)
Heat the oven at 170°C.
Boil the potatoes for around 25-30 minutes with medium heat until soft. While waiting for the potatoes, we can make the white cheese sauce.
White cheese sauce:
- In a small pot, melt the butter with low heat.
- Add the onion. Cook it until soft and turns transparent.
- Add the shrimps and cook it until it change color to bit pinkish.
- Add the flour, mix it well then pour the milk in and mix it again until turns thick.
- Add the cheese and seasoning. Adjust the flavor and let it boil. Set a side.
Have the baking dish ready. Put the boiled potatoes on the baking dish.
Pour the white sauce over it and let it cover the potatoes.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until some part of the sauce turns golden brown.
Pull it out from the oven and served it while it’s warm.
Serving for 4 portions.
PS: At first the white sauce might look watery, but if you let it be for a while then it will become more thick and creamy.