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Sep 8, 2012 04:53 AM

large cauliflower

Bought a large cauliflower. Besides making cauflifower soup what else can I make with it?

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  1. Cauliflower is absolutely delicious roasted. Either break it into florets or slice it into 1/2" thick slabs, brush with a little olive oil, and roast at about 375' till it's golden and has crispy edges. Sprinkle with grey sea salt and serve.

    Another way I love cauliflower is steamed, mashed, and mixed with butter and a bit of sour cream, salt and pepper.

    1. Cauliflower gratin...
      Roasted, yes, I second that one!
      There is also the "healthy" cauliflower rice option :)

      1. Roast cauliflower... Preheat oven to 450, cut cauliflower in medium sizes florets, toss with olive oil, salt, and roast on large baking sheet for about 20 min, then flip/stir, and give another 10-15 minutes until they're tender and golden.. Hands down the best way to eat cauliflower.

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        1. re: tamagoji

          Totally agree with the roasting suggestions. I put my oven at 400°F on convection. Toss the florets w evoo, s&p, a few chili flakes, fennel seeds or whatever herb appeals (cumin seeds are nice, oregano etc.) I sometimes add some chopped garlic too and lemon zest. Once it's done I drizzle w a little good quality evoo and serve as antipasti. Hot or at room temp, this is amazing.

          I've also done a spicy version and tossed in some cayenne pepper. Teens & tweens seem to love this.

        2. Steam it. After steaming the cauliflower till tender but still firm (left whole or separate florets) drain, put into a serving bowl, and set aside. Heat chopped garlic in a small saucepan till golden. Take pan off heat. Season garlic oil with Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pour over cauliflower, toss gently to mix. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve.

          Stir-fry it. Blanch cauliflower florets. Heat wok over high heat, add peanut oil, swirl to coat wok. Add chopped garlic, stir-fry 20 seconds. Add the cauliflower, stir-fry for 30 seconds - 1 minute. Season to taste (S & P or soy sauce and sesame oil). Garnish with chopped cilantro. Serve.

          1. second the roasted and gratin suggestions. Deep fried or tempura cauliflower is great if you are feeling ambitious.