Cauliflower Cheese with Salmon


February 20, 2012

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This month sees the first spring cauliflower and this recipe for Cauliflower Cheese with Salmon from James Martin celebrates it in a big gooey, melty, delicious dish. 

cauliflower cheeseServes 4


  • 1 large cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 50g butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 450ml milk
  • 2 organic egg yolks
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 150g cooked flaked salmon
  • 125g cheddar cheese and 75g emmental cheese, grated


  • Preheat oven to 200C.  Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then add the cauliflower and cook for two minutes. Drain and place in a buttered ovenproof dish.
  • Place the butter and flour into a saucepan and heat to melt the butter. Cook, stirring for one to two minutes until lightly golden.  Remove from the heat and gradually whisk in the milk to form a smooth sauce. Return to the heat and simmer for two to three minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and beat in the egg yolks, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper and flake the salmon into the sauce, stirring carefully.
  • Pour over the cauliflower and top with the grated cheeses.  Place in the oven and cook for 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately.

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