Spanish Asparagus and Cauliflower Cheese
recipe for Spanish Asparagus and Cauliflower
Cheese Bake has been reproduced courtesy of Orce
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Proper, flavoursome Spanish cheeses make this a fantastic,
gutsy, grown up supper dish. The fresh Spring asparagus
and cauliflower go so well together and a full bodied
Torres wine really compliments the flavours.
for Spanish Asparagus and Cauliflower Cheese
1 medium cauliflower, cleaned and broken into florets
1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed of all the tough ends
50g plain flour
½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
50g Spanish semicurado cheese
d'Esgueva Manchego Cheese
Salt to season
to make Spanish Asparagus and Cauliflower Cheese
the asparagus and the cauliflower in fast boiling
salted water for around 6-8 minutes until just tender,
drain and set aside.
m ake the cheese sauce by placing the milk, flour,
butter, salt and pepper into a large saucepan over
a gentle heat and whisk continuously until the sauce
is thick, smooth and glossy.
the grated cheeses and the mustard and simmer gently
for around 5 minutes.
the sauce with the vegetables and place in a cazuela.
with a little more grated cheese and a pinch of smoked
paprika if you wish.
Place under the grill for 10 minutes until the cheese
is golden and bubbling.
with permission of Orce