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Roasted Cauliflower Gratin Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Andrew Ross
Added: Friday, October 16, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 Heads of Cauliflower
1/2 lb unsalted butter
Salt and Pepper to taste

2 Leeks
4 Cloves of garlic
3 Tbsp butter
3 C. heavy cream
2 Tbsp. white wine
Salt and Pepper to taste

1/2 C. Breadcrumbs
1/2 C. Grated Parmesan

Directions:
Directions:
To make the leek cream, first mince your garlic and chop your leeks by slicing it first in half and then into thin strips. You should have small half moons of leek when finished. Make sure to wash them thoroughly to remove any residual dirt from between the layers. Melt the butter and cook the leeks on a medium-low heat until transparent. Season the leeks now and adjust at the end once the liquids have been added. Add the garlic and cook for a minute. Deglaze the pan with the white wine and reduce au sec (almost no liquid remaining). Add the cream and reduce until thickened. Once reduced, puree in a blender and reserve for later.

Cut the cauliflower into bite sized florets, discarding the large stems. Heat your oven to 500F/broil with a metal pan inside. Once smoking hot, add your butter. It will start to burn, but simply mix it around it until it's all melted. Toss in the cauliflower and season with salt and pepper. Roast the florets for about 8 minutes or until they are tender and slightly caramelized with some blackened sections.

Make sure to check your seasoning on all ingredients before combining them.

In a casserole dish, pour in your cauliflower and the reserved leek cream. Top it with your breadcrumbs and grated parmesan. Place back in the oven and brown the top of it for a minute or two.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
5-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is one of my favorite side dishes and you can have it all working at the same time to speed things up. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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