Wednesday, May 25, 2011


This next recipe looks super delicious...and I think would go fantastic with some nice grilled chicken or fish but make sure to keep your meat seasoned lightly as this recipe is super creamy and very rich. A total comfort food.

Bon Appetit!

Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts Gratin
By the Canadian Living Test Kitchen

There's no need to trim the outer leaves of the Brussels sprouts because they will fall or pull off easily when you trim and cut the sprouts in half. This recipe makes 8 servings.

1 cauliflower
4 cups {1 L} halved Brussels sprouts
3 tbsp {45 mL} butter
1/3 cup {75 mL} all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp {2 mL} salt
1/4 tsp {1 mL} white pepper or pepper
1/4 tsp {1 mL} grated nutmeg
3 cups {750 mL} milk
1/2 cup {125 mL} grated Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup {150 mL} fresh bread crumbs

Cut cauliflower into large florets. In a large pot of boiling water, cover and cook cauliflower until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and chill under cold water; drain well.
In same pot, cover and cook Brussels sprouts until tender-crisp, about 7 minutes. Drain and chill under cold water; drain well. Wrap cauliflower in kitchen towel and gently press out excess water; repeat with sprouts. {Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.}
In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; whisk in flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg; reduce heat and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese. {Make-ahead: Pour into airtight container; place plastic wrap directly on surface and let cool. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours. Reheat, stirring, over low heat before continuing.}
Spread cauliflower and Brussels sprouts in greased 13x9-inch {3 L} casserole. Pour sauce over top; sprinkle with bread crumbs. {Make-ahead: Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.} Bake in 400°F {200°C} oven until bubbly, about 25 minutes. Broil until crumbs are golden, 3 minutes.

Nutritional Information - 175 calories


{Source: Canadian Living Website}

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