Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese

Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
This delicious twist on cauliflower cheese is cooked in 3 stages: the cauliflower is steamed on its own before being fried with the spices. It is then topped with cheese and breadcrumbs, and browned in the oven.
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Last modified on: May 24th 2020

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23 min.38 min.1 hour 1 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
Prepare the gratin topping: mix in a bowl 50 g grated cheese, 20 g breadcrumbs and the chopped parsley.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
Prepare 1 cauliflower.

Stage 3 - 7 min.
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
Steam the cauliflower until it is barely done.

Stage 4
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
Alternatively, you can boil it in salted water or vegetable stock.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
Prepare 1 onion and chop finely.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
Prepare the spice mixture: mix in a cup 1 teaspoon curry powder, 1 tablespoon mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon cumin seeds and 1 teaspoon mustard powder.

Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C)

Stage 7 - 2 min.
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
Use a casserole or skillet that can go both on the hob and in the oven. Put on high heat and pour in 3 tablespoons olive oil. When good and hot the chopped onion, salt and pepper.

Cook for 1 or 2 minutes without colouring.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
Add the spice mixture and turn down the heat.

Cook for 1 or 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
Add 250 ml liquid cream, deglaze the bottom of the pan with a wooden spatula and leave to thicken for about 10 minutes.

Check the seasoning.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
Add the cauliflower, mix well and cook like this for 1 or 2 minutes.

Stage 11 - 1 min.
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
Scatter the gratin topping over...

Stage 12 - 15 min.
Spicy mustard cauliflower cheese
...and brown in the oven for about 15 minutes (finish under the grill if necessary).
You can vary the spice mixture, but do keep mustard (both seeds and powder) as the basis and add your preferred spices to this.

If you don't have any mustard powder, use double the weight of mustard paste.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Based on a recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,791 Kcal or 7,499 Kj51 gr81 gr140 gr
90 %20 %8 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
104 Kcal or 435 Kj3 gr5 gr8 gr
5 %1 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
299 Kcal or 1,252 Kj9 gr13 gr23 gr
15 %3 %1 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Sourdough, Mustard
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 4.42 €
  • Per person : 0.74 €

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