Guy’s cardoon gratin

banner

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4–6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Spring and Summer Cooking with a Veg Box (Riverford Companions)

Spring and Summer Cooking with a Veg Box (Riverford Companions)

By Guy Watson

Published 2015

  • About

In his desire to convert the world to cardoons Guy has tried out various recipes on friends and family. This one passed muster with them all. Serve as a starter, main or side, depending on how many mouths you–re feeding. Add some potatoes to feed a few more.

Ingredients

  • 250 ml double cream
  • 500 ml chicken or veg stock
  • 1

Method

Put the cream, stock and bay leaf in a large saucepan and season with salt and pepper.

Prepare the cardoon as described – you needn’t be too fussy for this recipe. Cut it into 1–1.5 cm crescents, crossways to the fibres, placing them immediately into the cream mixture as you go to stop them discolouring.

Bring the pan to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cardoo