Spiced cauliflower cheese


Serve this spicy take on cauliflower cheese with spiced pork chops, or just on its own with a big hunk of crusty bread.



  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5.

  2. Place the florets in salted, boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and place the florets into a large mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika and fennel seeds. Coat the blanched florets thoroughly. Add the red chilli, honey and lemon juice. Coat the cauliflower with the mixture again, being gentle to ensure the florets remain in tact.

  3. Place the cauliflower into a large ovenproof dish. Roast for 15 minutes or so until golden-brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle over the lemon zest and then the cheese. Return to the oven and roast until the cheese is bubbling and has a little colour. Serve.

Recipe Tips

As soon as the dish comes out of the oven, you could pour some truffle oil over the cheese to give the cauliflower an even deeper earthy note.