Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cauliflower-Meh

Can someone change my mind about this vegetable?

I have a head of it in my fridge and much like the butternut squash, I'm half expecting it to rot before I make something with it.

Everyone always talks about cauliflower mashed up like potatoes, but has anyone ever made it?

I need help people. Rescue me

recipes STAT.

And please don't say just steam it and eat it. Notgonnahappen.

10 comments:

  1. I've had mashed cauliflower before, it's not bad. I just added some pepper, salt, milk and butter, just like mashed taters, but tastes a little different.

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  2. I agree with SUchipmunk...if by "a little different" she means "really gross."

    Maybe it was just the recipe I tried, but I didn't like the taste or texture at all.

    Then again, I kinda hate cauliflower...so perhaps I'm not a good judge. :)

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  3. I do like cauliflower steamed. If you don't mind dairy, throw on a favorite cheese, amount adjusted to your plan. Shredded Gruyere with garlic and chives is very yummy. Another blogger has roasted the florets with olive oil and spices. (Google search will turn up some recipes.) Making as mashed potatoes was a fail for me.
    Jan

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  4. I love cauliflower, so I am not sure if I can help. But, I have mashed it with the molly mcbutter and pepper. And yummmmmm Gracie

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  5. I am not a huge fan of it but am trying to like it more. I tried a recipe of roasting it with EVOO and S&P. I can't remember the specific details (temp/time) but there are lots of links online. The key is roasting it until it starts to turn a little brown on top of the pieces.. it really was better than other ways I have tried.

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  6. I would highly suggest you get in contact with Mary from www.amerrylife.com

    She's in love with this vegetable!

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  7. I'm am NOT a cauliflower fan at all. I had some recently and I roasted it with salt, pepper and olive oil and it totally change the flavor/texture. I just put it on a baking sheet and popped it in the oven. The dry heat does wonders for it.

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  8. I love Rachael Ray's smashed cauliflower recipe. I have made it several times in place of mashed potatoes. The texture is a little different, but I never thought, "Hmmm...I'd rather have the mashed potatoes" while eating it.

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  9. They make for excellent Snow Covered Trees in a diorama. If the other stuff doesn't work out.

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  10. Steam it. But then, puree one 14 oz can of diced tomatoes and one can of light coconut milk, salt and hot curry powder to taste. You can also toss in some fresh or frozen/thawed peas. Occasionally, if I am craving a sweet/salty thing, I will add 1 tbsp of agave. If you like onions and garlic, you can also saute some in water or with a spray of olive oil on the pan and add when you puree. You can serve this over rice, quinoa, whole wheat couscous or just eat it plain.

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