Friday, 27 December 2013

Mooli or Daikon Au Gratin

With my last remaining mooli from the garden I made a lovely gratin. I would usually make a gratin with potatoes but this is a lighter version of that. You can buy daikon/ mooli at Asian supermarkets and also some Tesco's have now started selling it. It makes a lovely change from potato and it went really well with the duck recipe I posted yesterday.

Daikon au Gratin (from Your Lighter Side)
(Serves 8-10)

1/2 daikon, sliced thinly
1 onion, sliced thinly
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp chopped parsley
2 tbsp chopped chives
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
250ml double cream
100g cheddar, grated
40g Parmesan, grated

Soak sliced daikon radish in cold, salted water for 20 mins. Pat dry with paper towels.

Preheat the oven to 160C. Arrange the sliced daikon in layers in a casserole dish.

Heat a little oil in a saucepan, add the onions and cook until transparent, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic powder and pepper and stir, just until bubbling. Add the cream and stir occasionally until heated through, about 5 mins. Add in the parsley and chives. Remove from the heat and add the cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted. Pour the sauce over the daikon.

Bake, covered, for 45 mins, or until cheese is golden and bubbly. Sprinkle with the Parmesan and bake, uncovered, for another 10-20 mins until golden.

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