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How to Cook Cauliflower

[ 0 ] March 13, 2009 |

How to Cook Cauliflower

Cauliflower is a wonderful vegetable that is often overlooked as a great tasting cooked vegetable.

Cauliflower is most often used in vegetable trays with a dip.

Although I love to eat raw cauliflower and broccoli, having it steamed is also very tasty; especially with some finely shredded cheddar cheese, a cheese sauce, or fresh Parmesan cheese.

Garden Fresh Cauliflower

Garden Fresh Cauliflower

Ingredients for Steamed Cauliflower

1 head fresh cauliflower (it should be firm and free of brown spots on the top)
1 cup water
Dash of sea salt (plain table salt is OK)
Butter (optional)
Shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)

Steamed Cauliflower

Steamed Cauliflower

Cut off the green leafy part attached at the bottom of the cauliflower.

Cut off as much of the stem as you can.

You may have to insert a paring knife at an angle to get down to the stem.

Rinse well to remove any grit.

Heat 1 cup water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil.

Place cauliflower in water. Sprinkle some salt.

Cover and lower the heat to medium-to-low #3.

Cook for 8-12 minutes or until soft enough to run a knife through the stem.

Ours took about 12-15 minutes.

Serving Suggestions for Steamed Cauliflower

Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce

Cut into serving wedges and top with cheese or cheese sauce.

A dash of Tony’s Creole Seasoning adds a great kick also.

Our daughter, Alexandra likes Tony’s on everything.

Happy eating and don’t forget to dance while you cook. We have so much fun!

One of Our Crazy Chefs!

One of Our Crazy Chefs!

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