Monday, 7 December 2015

Brassicheese


 One of my semi-regular rants is about cauliflower cheese. So you may have heard it before. But I just don't understand how cauliflower cheese got relegated from main course to side dish. It's substantial enough to be a meal on its own, and a roast dinner doesn't really need the extra richness it provides.

This version, which made a very satisfactory dinner for the two of us, with a bit left over, uses a couple of other brassicas for extra colour, flavour and nutrition. Cauliflower, beautiful romanesco and lovely broccoli. So pretty.

Then I topped it with bacon lardons and a rich cheese sauce, panko breadcrumbs and some extra cheese for crunch. It would have served 3-4 with a jacket potato each.


4 comments:

grace said...

i've never seen this or eaten it but you're right--it would definitely satisfy me as the main course! yum!

Suelle said...

I'm with you - I wouldn't dream of serving cauliflower cheese as a side dish with meat. It's always the main dish here, with either a jacket potato or another vegetable.

Sue/the view from great island said...

The ultimate comfort food, and a main dish, absolutely :)

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez said...

This looks incredible...and totally entree-worthy, I wouldn't need a thing with it (though a green salad would probably be a good thing) - except maybe a bed. ;)

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