Friday, April 26th, 2013...8:16 pm

Easy Delicious Cauliflower

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Cauliflower is one of my many favorite vegetables. It is so versatile and nutritious and Delicious! These are two of my favorite ways to prepare it because they can be done so fast. Either one makes for a super side dish! I will be posting other great ideas for cauliflower in the future, but here are a few to check out if you are in the mood. Asian “Mac and Cheese”  and Aloo Gobi.

Easy Delicious Cauliflower Version #1

1 head cauliflower, washed and cut into small florets

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. salt

pepper to taste

1/4 c. water (of more if needed)

Heat up a heavy skillet, or non-stick pan to medium high heat and add oil. Toss in cauliflower and stir to distribute the oil. Add salt and stir frequently as it begins to turn light brown. Keep stirring so it does not get dark brown. Once it is lightly browned, (it takes only about 5-7 minutes) add the water and cover with a lid immediately. It will steam like crazy, which is the point, because that is how to finish cooking the cauliflower. I always turn down the heat a little bit so as to not have the pan look like it is going to blast off like a rocket. The cauliflower takes another 10 minutes to steam until it is tender. Make sure that the water does not cook out before the cauliflower is done, because the cauliflower will burn on the pan and turn really yucky! Salt and pepper to taste.

Easy Cauliflower Version #2

1 head cauliflower, washed and cut into small florets

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/4-1/2 c. seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 c. roasted almonds, chopped

Follow the directions for Version #1  Once the cauliflower is finished steaming and is tender, put it in a bowl and add the olive oil, bread crumbs and the almonds. Toss well until the cauliflower is well coated with the bread crumbs. This kind of takes a few minutes. Adjust and add more bread crumbs if needed. Serve hot!



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  • I am a huge fan of especially this second recipe! I am making it to take over to Jan’s tonight for family dinner. My favorite is as a side to salmon. YUM! Thanks for the delicious recipes!

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