Prawn & Vegetable Bake

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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • preheat the oven to 180C/350F/GM4.
  • Take an oval ceramic or ovenproof glass baking dish (9"x13" approx).
  • Arrange the cauliflower and broccoli florets in the dish so that there is an attractive balance of colour.
  • Next arrange the carrot slices between the cauli and broccoli, again ensuring an attractive balance of colour.
  • Now scatter the prawns evenly over the whole dish.
  • Set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan and then stir in the flour, using a wooden spoon.
  • Cook for two minutes, stirring all the time.
  • Now start to add the milk a little at a time, stirring all the time.
  • As the mixture thickens add more milk and keep stirring.
  • As the sauce thickens you might like to change to a whisk since this will ensure a smoother sauce.
  • When all the milk has been absorbed into the sauce, add the Roulade soft cheese and half the chives.
  • Season with a little cayenne pepper.
  • Stir and cook for two minutes before spooning carefully over the contents of the dish.
  • Mix the breadcrumbs and the grated Cheddar cheese.
  • Scatter evenly over the dish and bake in the oven for 25/30 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  • Scatter the remaining chives over the dish before serving.
  • Serve with steamed baby new potatoes, preferably Jersey Royals, if desired although this dish is sufficiently filling to stand alone.
  • You do not need to be too strict about the quantities of vegetables so long as you fill the dish.
  • BE SURE THAT YOU DO NOT OVERSTEAM THE VEGETABLES IN THE FIRST PLACE!
  • They must retain a crunch.
  • Be sure to refresh them in cold running water as soon as they are removed from the steamer.
  • This not only stops further cooking but also helps to retain the vibrant colours which make the dish attractive to the eye.
  • This dish is very versatile and is easily adapted to a vegetarian dish- simply leave out the prawns!
  • I also like to use wafers of thinly sliced ham as an alternative to prawns and I tend to add a little garlic to the cheese sauce because I like it!
  • 'Roulade'is a garlic and herb flavoured cream cheese and any similarly flavoured cream cheese may be substituted.
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