Cod and Cauliflower Cheese Bake

August 6, 2014

Recently Pilgrims Choice asked me if I would like to get involved in their blogger challenge. Pilgrims Choice have just launched a new range of 80g cheeses called Pick N Mix. The idea of the smaller packs is that you have the choice to try something new and can have two or three different types of cheese to nibble at. I was sent some of the new range and challenged to come up with a recipe using Pilgrims Choice Pick M Mix. The range contains six different flavours, three core flavours, Vintage Cheddar, Smokey Cheddar and Wensleydale and Cranberry and three limited edition flavours, Indian Spice, Firecracker and Apple & Wensleydale. I love a good challenge so I had a good think as to what I could make with the cheese.

Pilgrims Choice Pick n mix
I really liked the idea of the Pilgrims Choice with Apple and thought that would make a nice flavour to a cheese sauce. I had some cauliflower and some cod in the fridge so I decided I would try a cod and cauliflower cheese bake. I added some onions and black pepper as well to make it a little bit more exciting.

Cauliflower cod bakeThe result was a quick and tasty supper, the apple added a nice sweet taste to the cheese sauce that worked really well with the cod and cauliflower. I also grated some of the smokey cheddar flavour over the top and grilled it until it was melted. I served the dish with chips. A salad would be nice with it as well for a simple lunch.

Cod Cauliflower cheese bakeThe cod made a simple cauliflower cheese a little bit more interesting. I think it would also be nice if a layer of tomatoes was added to the top before sprinkling on the extra grated cheese and then grilling.

Cod and Cauliflower Cheese Bake
Servings: 4
Author: Alison
Ingredients
  • ½ cauliflower
  • 500 g frozen cod
  • 1 onion
  • 80 g Pilgrims Choice Wensleydale and apple
  • 80 g Pilgrims Choice Vintage Cheddar
  • 25 g butter
  • 25 g plain flour
  • 1 pint milk
  • black pepper
Instructions
  1. Chop the cauliflower into pieces and boil for about 15 minutes until tender.
  2. While the cauliflower is boiling, chop the onion into pieces and fry gently until soft.
  3. Add the cod to the pan and cook until it is done.
  4. Pull the cod into pieces and add to a casserole dish with the onion and cauliflower.
  5. In a pan melt the butter and add the flour. Gradually add the milk, stirring all the time, until the sauce thickens.
  6. Grate the Wensleydale and apple cheese and add to the sauce. Pour over the cauliflower, cod and onion.
  7. Grate the vintage cheddar and add to the top of the dish
  8. Place under a grill until the cheese melts
  9. Season with black pepper

I was sent the some Pilgrims Choice cheese to help me create a recipe.

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8 responses to “Cod and Cauliflower Cheese Bake”

  1. Oh, this sounds tasty, a perfect meal to try with the kids. I like the sound of the fire cracker cheese 🙂 #tastytuesdays

  2. Galina V says:

    Lovely! I haven’t had a cauli cheese for ages, really fancy some now. I have linked up your recipe to mine. 🙂

  3. This looks lovely – I make cauliflower cheese and fish pie but had never thought of combining the two 🙂

  4. I’ve never thought to add cod to cauliflower cheese but now that you mention it, seems like a great idea. And it’s also an easy way to turn cauliflower cheese in to a one dish meal.

  5. Honest Mum says:

    Oh wow this looks so tasty! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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