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Reheating roasted stuffed cauliflower dish?

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chowchienne Dec 13, 2012 10:44 AM

I am thinking of bringing this roasted stuffed cauliflower to a lunch potluck: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/in...

I would need to roast it in the morning, and then not serve it until lunch time. I will have access to a microwave or toaster oven, or could just keep it in an insulated bag. Any thoughts about the best way to serve it at least somewhat warm? Or does this sound like a dish best served right from the oven?

Another note of possible passing interest: I have made it once before, and may try it with paneer this time instead of the cottage cheese and cheddar mixture.

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  1. TorontoJo Dec 13, 2012 10:54 AM

    I think this could easily be served at room temperature and still be delicious.

    Or if you want it hot, I would put it in the toaster oven at 300 for 5-10 mins.

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      nemo Dec 13, 2012 11:17 AM

      Thanks for linking to that recipe. Sounds wonderful!

      Agree with TorontoJo that it would probably be okay at room temp. I'm not sure that reheating an entire head of cauliflower will get it warmed through before the exterior is overdone. You'd lose the wow factor, but you could cut the florets off, cook, layer them over the stuffing, bake, then reheat. I'm also not sure how the yoghurt sauce would reheat. Would it be too raw to save it for the reheat?

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        chowchienne Dec 13, 2012 11:34 AM

        Thanks for these suggestions. Ah, maybe room temp--good idea. And that's an interesting possibility, Nemo.

        You know, I served it at Thanksgiving and baked it halfway early in the day, and then finished roasting it after the turkey came out. (The yogurt didn't look appetizing until it had fully baked, by the way.) Maybe I could use that strategy here and bake it halfway at home and then finish it on site in the toaster oven (if the oven is tall enough--or break it down like nemo suggests). Or maybe leave the yogurt completely uncooked and have it on the side? But that might be too big a departure from the recipe.

        Many thanks!

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          treb Dec 13, 2012 12:11 PM

          Re-heating a roasted veg works fine, I do it frequently, micro wave style.

          1. boogiebaby Dec 13, 2012 01:12 PM

            For a potluck, I would probably cut the cauliflower into florets, then layer into a baking pan. I would do cauliflower/stuffing/cauliflower, then pour the sauce over the top. Would make for much easier serving.

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