Spicy roast cauliflower gratin


Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
The cauliflower in this recipe is cooked two different ways: first oven-roasted with chilli spices, then finished with a creamy gratin topping, made with its own trimmings.
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Last modified on: March 20th 2022

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42 min.41 min.1 hour 23 min.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Remove the leaves from 1 cauliflower, but leave it whole.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
Cut vertically into slices about half an inch (1 cm) thick.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
Melt 30 g butter...

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
...then brush over the cauliflower on both sides and sprinkle with salt.

Stage 5 - 30 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
Sprinkle both sides of each slice with the spices, then roast for about 30 minutes.

Stage 6 - 7 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
Meanwhile, prepare and slice 1 shallot.

Take the leftover cauliflower trimmings and cut into small pieces.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
In a medium-sized saucepan, melt 20 g butter, then add the sliced shallot, salt and pepper.

Cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
Add the cauliflower trimmings, salt again, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Then add 100 g cream.

Stage 9 - 7 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
Cook until the cauliflower is soft, then blend...

Stage 10 - 2 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
...to give a thick, creamy sauce.

If the mixture is too runny,, thicken with 1 tablespoon cornflour mixed into 3 tablespoonfuls of cold water.

Stage 11 - 2 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
When the cauliflower slices are nicely browned, take out of the oven, but leave it on.

Stage 12 - 4 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
Top each slice generously with the creamy cauliflower sauce.

Stage 13 - 2 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
Scatter some grated cheese over.

Stage 14 - 8 min.
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
Put back in the oven to melt the cheese and brown the top.

Stage 15
Spicy roast cauliflower gratin
Serve one slice per person, with a good spoonful of the creamy cauliflower sauce on the side.
Remarks
If possible, use a smoked cheese in stage 14, as this goes very well with cauliflower.

For the spices, you can use whatever you prefer: curry, paprika, various blends...

In stage 8, adapt the quantity of cream to suit the weight of cauliflower trimmings you have left.
Source
Home made, based on a recipe by Diego Alary.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,157 Kcal or 4,844 Kj40 gr58 gr85 gr
58 %15 %5 %13 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
78 Kcal or 327 Kj3 gr4 gr6 gr
4 %1 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
289 Kcal or 1,210 Kj10 gr14 gr21 gr
14 %4 %1 %3 %
% 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
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 7.41 €
  • Per person : 1.85 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: "Moelleux" cake batter, Thin summer tart "à la grecque", Quick prawn curry, Baker's chicken and potato tart, Alpine gratin, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cheese Soufflé, Vegetable clafoutis, Spinach and hard-boiled egg gratin, Spinach on toast with bechamel, Duck Parmentier, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fillet of salmon meunière, Linzer torte, Cod loin with saffron, Traditional nutty choc-chip cookies, Crispy prawn rolls, ... All
Chilli spicesChilli spices: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chicken "cantina", Pumpkin and red-bean tortillas, Chilli chicken and spinach gratin, Enchiladas, Chicken and avocado bagels, ... All
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