Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Cauliflower Serving suggestions





With cauliflower at it's best this time of year, here are two simple ways to dress it up.
I usually cook my cauliflower in the microwave oven as it does not require any added water.
However you could also steam it on the stove.

Cauliflower with Boursin ( herbed soft cheese)
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 package Boursin Cheese (this comes in a box and can be found in the deli section of your grocery store.  It's usually served as a spread for crackers)  I think that a herbed cream cheese would also work well.
  • milk
  • a few leaves fresh basil or chopped fresh parsley for garnish.
  1. Cut cauliflower into florets and microwave or steam to desired doneness.  We like it when it still has a hint of a crunch.
  2. Over low heat or in microwave, melt cheese with 1 tablespoon of milk. Stir constantly with a wire whisk, adding more milk  1 tablespoon at a time until a medium thick sauce consistency is achieved
  3. Pour over well drained cauliflower and top with jullienned fresh basil or chopped fresh parsley.

Cauliflower with Peppers
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion,chopped 
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped red and yellow bell peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon dillweed or 1 teaspoon fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. Cut cauliflower into florets and microwave or steam to desired doneness.
  2. In small skillet, saute' onion and peppers in olive oil until soft.
  3. Add dill and butter and stir until melted.
  4. Pour over prepared cauliflower and serve.



7 comments:

  1. One of my favourite veggies - thanks for the recipes!

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  2. I love cauliflower, no matter the recipie!
    Thanks for the recipies, I'll be out to buy some tomorrow morning... :-)

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  3. These both look great to me Bev. I use Boursin Cheese on lots of different things...I'll try it on Cauliflower next.

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  4. shirley reimer bertheletteNovember 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Hi Bev. Would very much like to know how long in the microwave or steamed???

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    1. Shirley, that will depend on how you like it.Tender or slightly crunchy. The best thing is to give it about 3 minutes in the microwave and then check it after each minute until it is tender to your liking. Same thing for steaming - just keep checking it and then note the times down for future reference.

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    2. shirley reimer bertheletteNovember 20, 2012 at 3:13 PM

      Thanks Bev will try it --we like it slightly crunchy.. Thanks again <3

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