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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Stage 1 - 5 min.
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Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

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

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

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Melt 30 g butter...

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

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

Stage 6 - 7 min.
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Meanwhile, prepare and slice 1 shallot.

Take the leftover cauliflower trimmings and cut into small pieces.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
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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.
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Add the cauliflower trimmings, salt again, and cook for 1 or 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Then add 100 g cream.

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

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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...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.
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When the cauliflower slices are nicely browned, take out of the oven, but leave it on.

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

Stage 13 - 2 min.
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Scatter some grated cheese over.

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

Stage 15
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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.
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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Source
Home made, based on a recipe by Diego Alary.
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