Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Cauliflower and Broccoli Ricotta Bake
2 heads of cauliflower
2 heads of broccoli
Finely minced garlic - either fresh or garlic paste from 'Gourmet Garden'
Basil - fresh or basil herb from 'Gourmet Garden'
30 grams of tasty cheese or white cheddar/ parmiggiano
Boil the cauliflower and broccoli, adding salt to the water.
Mash the cauliflower and broccoli and get rid of any excess water.
In a bowl that is oven safe, mix the broccoli and the cauliflower and toss 1 tub of ricotta into the mix along with the garlic, garlic salt, basil herbs, etc., plus your tasty cheese or parmiggiano...make sure the top of the mixture is spread evenly...
On the top add a layer of grated tasty cheese or parmiggiano or both…sprinkle a little bit of the bread crumbs all over, evenly…also add some pine nuts (about a table spoon)…
Place it in the over for max 20 minutes at 180 degrees...when you notice the top to be a nice golden colour and your cheeses have all melted it is ready.
This has been the best way to get the children to eat the scary cauliflower. It is a nice side to steak and chicken and if you are a vegetarian it can be a full meal. I hope you like this recipe and please feel free to use the same concept and add other vegetables that you love...