Talk

Advanced search

What goes with cauliflower gratin?

(20 Posts)
IHeartKingThistle Fri 19-Dec-14 22:36:15

I have a recipe for a really posh cauliflower cheese - it has cream and pancetta and stuff. Thought it would be a lovely side dish for NYE dinner. But what would be the main dish? Help!

IHeartKingThistle Fri 19-Dec-14 23:35:31

bump?

Chewbecca Fri 19-Dec-14 23:36:37

Something porky I think. A roasted pork fillet dish?

Chewbecca Fri 19-Dec-14 23:38:22

this one sounds nice

Panicmode1 Fri 19-Dec-14 23:44:54

I think lamb goes well with cauliflower....

IHeartKingThistle Sat 20-Dec-14 00:06:24

That pork fillet looks gorgeous. We're having a Christmas ham meal the next day - too samey?

IHeartKingThistle Sat 20-Dec-14 00:06:24

That pork fillet looks gorgeous. We're having a Christmas ham meal the next day - too samey?

susiedaisy Sat 20-Dec-14 00:11:07

Lamb cutlets or boiled ham

ZenNudist Sat 20-Dec-14 00:21:47

I think pork too. But given the pancetta in the dish it would also complement roast chicken (probably not special enough) or fish. A side of salmon or pancetta wrapped cod loin with tomato and herbs?

IHeartKingThistle Sat 20-Dec-14 01:00:29

Roast chicken could actually be a sensible option. Ooh what about those little mini chickens? What are they called?

fanjobiscuits Sat 20-Dec-14 01:02:36

Weasels. Mmmmm.

RojaGato Sat 20-Dec-14 07:25:32

Gammon.

Mini chickens are poussin.

RojaGato Sat 20-Dec-14 07:27:25

Sudden brain wave on chicken front- guinea fowl. Bit more flavourful than chicken, but not so gamey that it will scare people (most people will just think it's a chicken that is tastier than usual) so it is strong enough to stand up to the gratin.

Ohhelpohnoitsa Sat 20-Dec-14 08:05:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 20-Dec-14 08:40:16

I like gammon with cauli cheese

DuchessDisaster Tue 23-Dec-14 05:43:53

As your cauliflower cheese already has pancetta in it, why not serve with a green salad and a tomato salad as a "lighter" meal?

zoemaguire Tue 23-Dec-14 05:49:51

Lamb! Cooked nice and pink. We sometimes have cauli cheese with lamb chops and it is very very tasty.

namelessposter Tue 23-Dec-14 05:54:56

Weasels?!

NoMoreDelays Tue 23-Dec-14 06:27:38

Could you post the recipe please?

If it's got meat in already you could just do it with some baked potatoes and a salad with a mustardy dressing. Otherwise, leave out the meat from the cauli cheese and have it with baked potatoes and sausages.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now