Chorizo and cheese Banting bake

By admin
24 October 2016

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.

1 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.

2 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.

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

4 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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