A Three Course Meal Inspired by Captain America

This blog post is in collaboration with Comic Kitchen which you can find at The Comic Vault. The Comic Kitchen is all about what superheroes would eat on an average day and my assignment is Captain America!

So what would Captain America eat? Well here’s what we think (we being me and Mark… of course I’ve dragged my chef boyfriend into this haha).

Heres what we think he would eat!

Starter

Three Cheese Mini Macaroni Muffins

You Will Need:

1/2 pint of Whole Milk

50g of Butter

50g Of Plain Flour

Cheese! As much as you want. I use mature cheddar.

Parmesan for dusting

Extra butter for greasing the tins.

400g of macaroni

1 egg

Nacho cheese sauce

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c.
  2. Grease up a 12 case muffin tray and dust with parmesan.
  3. Put on a pan of boiling water and cook the macaroni to the instructions on the packet.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small pan and add the flour. Mix well.
  5. Add the milk slowly until the sauce thickens. Add the cheese and stir well.
  6. Drain the macaroni when its al dente and mix into the cheese sauce.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, dust with extra parmesan and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Leave to cool in the tin and then turn out to serve.
  9. Add extra cheese nacho sauce as the garnish.

 

Main

Traditional Meatloaf topped with an American flag lattice served with Mashed potato and creamed corn

 

You Will Need:

450g of Steak Mince

4 slices of white bread

1/3 cup of beef stock

1 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

2 eggs

Half a tsp of dried thyme

1 tsp of dried parsley

1 tbsp of vegetable oil

4 garlic cloves

2 cups of red onion diced

4 tbsp of tomato ketchup

4 tbsp of light brown sugar

2 red peppers chopped

salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180oc. Grease and line a loaf tin.
  2. Add the oil to a large frying pan (we used a wok) and place over a medium heat. Once hot add the onions and cook till the onions are soft. Add the garlic and heat for a further 1 minute.
  3. Remove the onions and garlic and put aside.
  4. Grate the pieces of bread to make breadcrumbs and place into a small bowl, add the eggs, Worcestershire sauce and stock. Leave until the breadcrumbs have soaked.
  5. In a separate bowl mix the ketchup, pepper and brown sugar. Leave aside till later.
  6. In a large mixing bowl add the mince, seasonings, salt, pepper, breadcrumb mixture, the onions and the garlic. Mix gently making sure not to overbeat. We used a whisk to fluff up the mixture.
  7. Fill the loaf tin with the beef mixture and pour on the ketchup sauce mix. Cover with foil and place into the oven for 45 minutes – 1 hour. Make sure the loaf is piping hot throughout.

Serve with mash and creamed corn.

Dessert

New York Cheesecake with a Captain America Flag design

 

You Will Need:

For the filling:

900g cream cheese

190g caster sugar

1 tsp of vanilla extract

4 eggs

For the Base:

140g plain flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

50g caster sugar

50g unsalted butter

1 egg yolk

For the Decoration:

2 large tubs of Double cream

Red and Blue food colouring

Method:

  1. Line and grease a 23-cm round springform cake tin and preheat the oven to 150oc.
  2. Starting off cooking the base put the flour, baking powder, sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl and beat till you get a sandy like consistency.
  3. Add the egg yolk and mix further.
  4. Press the mixture into the prepared tin using the back of a tablespoon. This should form a dense base.
  5. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Then set aside to cool.
  6. Then onto the filling. I put the base into the freezer to cool faster so that I could keep the oven on for the cooking stage.
  7. Put the cheese. sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat on a slow speed until the mixture is smooth and thick.
  8. Still mixing add one egg at a time until the mixture is smooth and creamy but be careful not to overmix.
  9. Spoon the mixture onto the cool base then place in a larger tin or a deep baking tray. Fill the tray up with cold water till it reaches two-thirds of the way up.
  10. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes, or until golden brown but still wobbly in the middle. Do not overcook.
  11. Leave to cool slightly in the tin and then put into the fridge overnight to set fully.

For the decoration, it’s the fun bit so find the shield design online. Dye one pot of cream red and one blue, whisk up thill thick and pipe on the design. Trust me it gets messy and it may take a few attempts but it’s all good fun!

 

So there you have it, a full traditional American feast to impress your friends!