Sunday, February 28, 2016

Steamed cauliflower

        1 - cup water
        1 - rib celery with leaves, cut into several pieces
        1 - lemon, cut in 1/2
        1 - head garlic, cut in 1/2
        3 - pounds assorted colored baby cauliflower, such as yellow, orange, and purple
        1 - lemon, juiced
        1 - teaspoon minced garlic
        1/4 - cup extra-virgin olive oil
        Salt and pepper

Heat water, celery, lemon, and garlic together in a saucepan. Place cauliflower in a steamer basket and set over water. Steam cauliflower for 5 to 7 minutes or until fork tender. 

Meanwhile, combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
Transfer cauliflower to a large bowl and toss with dressing. Serve warm.

Fake mashed potatoes (Boiled cauliflower)


    1 - medium head cauliflower
    1 - tablespoon cream cheese, softened
    1/4 - cup grated Parmesan
    1/2 - teaspoon minced garlic
    1/8 - teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion (may substitute 1/2 teaspoon salt)
    1/8 - teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 - teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish
    3 = tablespoons unsalted butter


Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool  if cauliflower is to wet just heat it up on the stove to get rid of extra moisture.

In a bowl, use a potato masher to blend everything.

Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter.

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