Marinara Vol-au-vent with Tasty Cauliflower


Marinara vol-au-vent is a kids’ favourite. I know it’s a bit 70’s but I have cooked it a lot, including when little guests come to our house, and I tell you it’s a winning dish of yumminess. Here we have balanced it with steamed, yet tasty cauliflower!

You will need to buy vol-au-vent from the supermarket, or puff pastry which you can shape in a muffin tin, of course you may also make your own puff-pastry, hats to you if you do!

Preparation: 15min. Cooking: 20min


4 vol-au-vent or puff-pastry
400g of quality marinara
Flour: 30g
Butter: 30g
Fish stock: 450ml
Grated parmesan: 80g
Nutmeg: 1 tsp
Wine: white 1 glass
Olive oil: 1tbsp
Onion: 1 chopped

Cauliflower: 1 large, chopped in florets
Garlic: 2 cloves crushed
Parsley: minced, a handful.

Let’s do it:

  1. Heat fish stock in the microwave, this will avoid lumps in the sauce.
  2. In one saucepan: place butter, and melt gently.
  3. Away from heat, add flour and mix well.
  4. Return to medium heat, for 2 minutes, mix well.
  5. Then start adding fish stock, 1/3d at a time and let thicken.
  6. Keep stirring, until it bubbles up and add half the cheese.
  7. Set aside.
  8. In a pan, place olive oil and onion, stir over medium heat to soften.
  9. Add marinara and wine, over medium to high heat, and cook for 3-4 min.
  10. Mix with sauce and place in vol-au-vent.
  11. Cover with left-over cheese.
  12. Place in oven at 180C for about 10mins.
  13. Meanwhile Steam the cauliflower.
  14. Mix with garlic and parley.
  15. Serve altogether.

Bon app├ętit.

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