101 Ways with cauliflower !!!

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  • posted by Verano
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    SunnyB so many people spent so much time adding to this thread that it would be a real shame if it just got lost in the ether. It was just that when I made my cauliflower mash last night, which I do most nights, it turned out better than usual so I thought I would share the tip!

  • posted by SunnyB
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    I sometime part boil the cauli, then drain and finish cooking in the oven, so that it isn’t too watery.

  • posted by Verano
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    SunnyB I always steam my vegetables and it’s sometimes difficult to not over cook. If the cauliflower is really fresh it seems to hold less water. Bit of trial and error really. Now I have started cooking twice as much as I need and reheating one half the next night and that’s really nice especially when I mix in any other left over vegetables!

  • posted by Nelliecat
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    Oh my goodness. I think cauliflower is my new best friend…
    Had it roasted with a tiny bit of butter smeared on beforehand, and salt and pepper – it was a-m-a-z-i-n-g!! I could have eaten a whole plateful.
    Also this week I’ve made soup with cauliflower, leek, bit of garlic, chicken stock, salt and pepper then a little bit of blue cheese at the end. That has been delicious and maybe Christmas dinner worthy as a starter.
    I love my new best friend.

  • posted by alliecat
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    Nelliecat, this IS an amazing vegetable..so versatile! Who knew? On Verano’s “soup thread” she’s
    put up an outstanding cauliflower and roasted red pepper version. Have a look…I highly recommend
    it! Have fun 🙂

  • posted by Verano
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    So glad you have ‘discovered ‘ cauliflower Nelliecat. It’s a wonderful vegetable. If you have a look at the soups recipe thread there’s a recipe for roasted red pepper and cauliflower soup that really is lovely. Keep on enjoying cauliflower !

  • posted by alliecat
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    Posts crossed, V.! My thoughts exactly 🙂

  • posted by Verano
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    Great minds Allie!!

  • posted by Jennie10
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    I thought I’d post this for those interested (and who can get bbciplayer) . It’s Marcus Waring showing how he cooks a cauliflower steak. It’s at approx. 17.20 mins in.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0brjbrt/ad/masterchef-the-professionals-series-11-episode-1
    He also makes a nut butter which looks good but he uses cashew nuts which are way too high in carbs for me – and probably cals atm.

    Not a cauli recipe, but on another episode he shows how to make a chimichurri sauce as an accompaniment to a steak
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0brjfj5/ad/masterchef-the-professionals-series-11-episode-2 – again about 17 mins 30 in.

  • posted by Verano
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    I just had to add to this thread. I’ve been making cauliflower mash in all it’s forms for a few years now. Tonight my mash was magnificent!!
    So I steamed my cauliflower for around 15 minutes and thought I would try it in a potato ricer ….. well surprise. It was too hard to be ‘riced’ but so much water was pressed out if it. So I then put it into a bowl with salt, pepper, horseradish and a little butter and whizzed with a hand blender. I would defy anyone to tell the difference between my mash and mashed potato …. it was really wonderful! An idea for the festivities maybe?

  • posted by wendleg
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    I am definitely pinching your idea Verano !! Will try your cauli mash this weekend ! Thank you !

  • posted by Verano
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    Wendy I’m convinced the secret is to not overcook and then get rid of as much water as you can before mashing. That is the secret of ‘perfect ‘ cauliflower mash !

  • posted by wendleg
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    Thanks V ! I will keep you posted !!

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