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Old 04-17-2008, 06:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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so my DH has decided he's burned out on broccoli and his new favorite veggie is cauliflower. while i wait (rather impatiently) for the very first local veggies... i've been searching for cauliflower recipes.

so far i have made:

cauliflower paprikash
cream of cauliflower soup
roasted cauliflower
cheese cauliflower soup

there are two more recipes i like... one is a casserole with millet and one it's cooked with mexican spices and tomatoes and served over rice. but DH has vetoed these...


any other ideas??

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I put it in stews (I really like it in beef stew)
steam it and mash it a little with a fork as a rice sub since I don't do grains

I love roasted cauliflower...you could try different spices on it. My favorite is with fresh rosemary :

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I just steam it with salt, pepper and butter usually. Or with cheese on top. I have a recipe for broccoli/cauliflower salad that's awesome but I'll have to find it.

Here it is:
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

1 small head of cauliflower, diced
1 bunch broccoli, diced
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt

Combine everything but the veggies. Beat until smooth. Add the rest and refrigerate 2 hours before serving.
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there's an old thread here somewhere with popcorn cauliflower and other recipes...

I'll be back later and may try to unearth it, but a search for that may yield results

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My favorite (and DH's) roasted cauliflower is really spicy (red pepper flakes, lots of onions and garlic). Maybe that would help?
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Roasted. The trick is to roast it until it's a very dark brown, appears almost black. You have to slice it thinly to accomplish this, but the flavor is amazing.

Mashed. Steamed with a little lemon juice and water, then mashed with cream cheese, blue cheese, salt, garlic powder, pepper. This is always a huge hit. The blue cheese can be left out if you're not a fan. Usually a head of cauliflower gets a full brick of cc and a couple Tbs of blue.

Sometimes Ill add it to a stir-fry or curry, but the above are our two fave ways.

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roasted with lemon, olive oil and parm is my fave (also fave for asparagus)

it's also good sprinkled with cumin and roasted.

I love the deep fried cauliflower at the middle eastern restaurant but I've never made it at home
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We like it as faux mashed potatoes. . . . Boil the cauliflower and some leeks (i'd guess about 3 parts cauliflower to 1 part leek) until they are soft. Then puree them with some cream or milk and butter.
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cauliflower pasta
originally from the 2,4,6,8 racheal ray cookbook, but tweaked

whole wheat pasta- cook it reserve some cooking water

in a skillet heat some evoo and add some garlic ( i just mash mine)
add the cauliflower (a whole head chopped and stemmed)
and 1 cup chicken stock
I add a greek seasoning, but any general seasoning would do fine, not the lawrys type season salt, more like a mrs dash. cook until cauliflower is soft

add a ladle or two of hot pasta water

mash with a spoon or potato masher
add about 1 of paremsen or romano cheese

add in drained pasta. enjoy, i usually salt and pepper at the table.
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Remove stem.

Then set it flat on counter and cut one inch slices with a bread knife. Try to make width consistent. Gently toss with olive oil and salt in a bowl, and arrange slices on a cookie sheet. I would say roast at 350- 375, depending on your oven. Slower is better, because it slowly caramelizes it without burning.
Very tasty!!!!
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I never do anything else with cauliflower anymore but roast it.

It is just sooo tasty!

Trying different spices sounds like a good idea.
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i cant find the thread, but someone here on mdc gets credit for finding this:

Popcorn Cauliflower
Cut 2 heads of cauliflower into florets
Mix together the following in a small bowl:
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4- 1/2 tsp turmeric
6-8 Tbsp olive oil

Toss mixture with cauliflower florets and place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 450 for 30-35 minutes.


In the same thread there were also these suggestions (which I have not tried yet):

sautes chopped cauliflower & broccoli w/ onions, garlic in olive oil. then combines it w/ cooked pasta, diced tomatoes,pimentos,balsamic vinegar,etc


Steam a head of cauliflower. Take it out of the pan and put it in a dish. Mix some mayo, a bit of spicy mustard, a little garlic and a little worcestershire sauce. Spread this on the top and bake at 350 for about 5 min. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and bake another few min until the cheese is melted.


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Loving these recipes ! I'm going to try the popcorn tonight . . .
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Loving the recipes too! I have to put them in my book. The popcorn one looks great

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I love pureed cauliflower (I call it "mashed potato surprise" because the surprise is there is no potato) but just recently I tried sauteed cauliflower and I am in love with it.

I cut it into florets, boiled it until I could stick a fork in it pretty easily (would have steamed it but the steamer basket broke), then sauteed it in butter, oil, sea salt, and lots of minced garlic. I couldn't get enough!

I am going to try roasting it. I've never done that.

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It's good, I even got my dh to admit it was okay, and sometimes he's pickier than my 4 year old.

Does anyone have the Indian recipe with cauliflowers? That's pretty good too, although Indian might be a stretch for me, too many ingredients I don't have on hand(-:

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I usually make a cauliflower potato curry when I have cauliflower and my BF and I LOVE it.
This is the basic recipe I started with: http://www.recipezaar.com/61850
But I have since modified it quite a bit. I skip the mustard seeds, cilantro and cayanne, mainly because I never have them on hand. Instead of water, I use mostly coconut milk and then add a handful of coconut flakes towards the end. And I'm really flexible on the amount of cauliflower and potatoes...whatever I have laying around gets tossed in. It's also awesome with purple potatoes or fingerling potatoes. It's also good with some chicken thrown in. Super easy and tasty...and I really have no indian food cooking experience besides this.

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Gobi ALoo (cauliflower and potatoes) YUMMY!!! There are a bunch of recipes I think in my Indian Cookbook and I'll post them when I get a chance
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We tried a new one last week... I roasted the cauliflower until it was good and caramelized, and then I mashed it with cream cheese. It was so yummy!

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How healthy is cauliflower, anyways? Better than brocolli? Not as good as kale, but cheaper?
Just wondering... I guess it didn't seem as 'cheap' as I thought it was going to be when we got it once, but maybe it was offseason or whatever.

Dh is veggie reluctant (as is ds) and dh is also reluctant to stick to organics, so I'm trying to find a good balance between cost and health.

(Dh is doing most of the shopping, so I'm a bit clueless on prices lately)

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Dh hates cruciferous vegetables and had seconds of these caulifouwer fritters I made the other day.

Blanch 8 cups of cauliflower chopped small in boiling water for 5 min. Drain and cool a bit.

Mix 5 eggs in a large bowl, add
1 cup of grated parmasen (or romano which is what I prefer)
a little salt and pepper, I used white pepper so you don't get the black flecks.
and 1/4 cup of finley chopped parsley.
mix well

add the cauliflower and mix

gradually sprinkle 1/4 cup of flower over the top and mix

You then fry them up like pancakes.

They are yummy

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