Banting vegetable and chorizo bake with three cheeses

By Drum Digital
16 September 2014

The chorizo sausage imparts its delicious smoky flavour to the whole dish.

Serves 4

Preparation: 15 min

Cooking: 25 min

1 chorizo sausage

40 g butter

1 onion, chopped

4 thyme sprigs

350 g cauliflower, blanched (see tip)

300 g broccoli, blanched

salt and pepper

500 g cream cheese

80 ml (? c) mozzarella cheese

handful of chives, chopped

125 ml (½ c) Cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

Remove the casing from the chorizo. Transfer to a large pan and cook over medium heat, stirring and chopping to break up the meat as it cooks. Set aside.

Add the butter to the same pan and sauté the onion until translucent. Add the thyme, cauliflower and broccoli and sauté for 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cream cheese, mozzarella, chives and cooked chorizo.

Spoon into a baking dish and sprinkle the Cheddar cheese on top. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden on top.

Tip: To blanch the vegetables, submerge them in rapidly boiling water for 90 seconds then remove with a slotted spoon and immediately dip into ice-cold water to stop the cooking process.

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