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Dec 3, 2009 10:32 AM

what to do with frozen cauliflower...

I've got several bags in the freezer. Any good ideas for dinner tonight?

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  1. Cauliflower puree instead of potato mash?
    Roasted with a little ground oriander, garlic ,and olive oil?
    Maybe curried in a soup, with coconut milk (frankly, I'm sick of this combo after once or twice a season...)?
    I read somewhere you can steam cauliflower, then whiz in the food processor until the texture of rice, and use it instead of a rice side.

    1. I agree with Christina, cream of cauliflower soup, perhaps with bits of crispy ham croutons or cauliflower cheese can also thaw and drain really well (pat dry with a towel), season well and tempura it; maybe add them to other vegetables in a casserole

      1. It's fantastic roasted with olive oil and some sea salt. It gets all brown and caramelized and takes the veggie to a whole new level.

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        1. re: linguafood

          Or with a nice crunchy breadcrumb crust on top, yummy.

          1. re: bushwickgirl

            and under the breadcrumbs, olive oil, anchovies and parmesan cheese. add pine nuts too.

          2. re: linguafood

            don't know that frozen will brown and crisp that well though -- it defrosts and is incredibly wet.

            1. re: hotoynoodle

              Good point. I think I may have only made it with fresh cauli. Frozen may well be better mashed or as a soup. With cheese. :-D

          3. Cauliflower and Caramelized Onion Tart
            This is a lighter version of a Bon Appetit recipe. You can find the original on epicurious.

            Mark Bittman's Pasta With Cauliflower

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            1. re: toveggiegirl

              Not sure if frozen would work the same in this recipe but I made this the other night and it was wonderful!! Even heated up leftovers tasted great.


            2. Sautee or boil it, then mix with a spiced honey mustard. I mix mustard, mayo, honey, curry, garlic, paprika, salt, cayenne and/or black pepper. Optional: Top with fresh cilantro and chopped cashews. This is my favorite cauliflower dish. I replicated it from the cauliflower that Houston's used to serve (until they changed theirs to something horrible).