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Old 02-25-2015, 10:26 AM   #1
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Any good quick Cauliflower Side Dish recipes

So tonight Im having a vegetarian version of a " Beef Stew".
Im serving it with wild rice.

Ive had this cauliflower sitting in my fridge for a week or two. Still looks good, but I know its time is limited. I want to use it tonight as a side dish to get rid of it before it rots and stinks up the fridge.

So, just curious if anyone has any suggestions for relatively quick and easy cauliflower side dishes.

Only rules are:
1) vegetarian
2) Relatively quick and easy, as I have other cooking to do.
3) Preferably on the healthier side, as Im trying to watch myself.
4) Grilling is not an option, as my grill has 2 + feet of snow on it

Thanks
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:14 AM   #2
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You can steam it and mash. I personally prefer to add a potato or 2, gives a creamier, more like mash potatoes dish. I usually use butter and cream, but you can use butter or a bit of olive oil and chicken broth if you want to lean toward the healthier side. I steam it instead of boiling it because there is less water absorbed. If you use potatoes, put them in first for a few minutes, then add the cauliflower.

You can also break it down and roast it in the oven. A multitude of ways, just plain with olive oil, S and P, or add lemon zest, garlic, parm cheese, etc, etc.

Another alternative is to make a cauliflower "steak." Again, a multitude of ways to flavor it. This prep can also be used as a vegetarian main course.

Just Google any of the above and pick your favorite flavor profile or just get the general idea of how to cook it and come up with your own flavor profile.
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Old 02-25-2015, 11:57 AM   #3
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I love it roasted. Quick and easy. Break the cauliflower into florets, toss with a little olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, and maybe a few red pepper flakes. Spread it on a sheet pan and roast at 425 for about 15 minutes or until it starts to caramelize. Yum!
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:49 PM   #4
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Garlic Mashed Cauliflower
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:01 PM   #5
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Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower

Make about 1 head cauliflorets like Cheryl J's recipe. Toss with 1/4/ - 1/3 cup Frank's Red Hot sauce. Add a tablespoon butter to the hot sauce if there isn't much oil from when it is roasted. Too bad it's not tail gate weather.
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:17 PM   #6
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I've never done this Larry because I don't deep fry, but thought I'd mention what my friend used to do with it. She deep fried the spicy batter dipped florets and they were deeeelicious!
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:24 PM   #7
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Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese

Cauliflower "Potato" Salad

Cauliflower cheese soup

Stir fry over cauliflower "rice"
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Old 02-25-2015, 02:28 PM   #8
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I love it roasted. Quick and easy. Break the cauliflower into florets, toss with a little olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, and maybe a few red pepper flakes. Spread it on a sheet pan and roast at 425 for about 15 minutes or until it starts to caramelize. Yum!
This is a more-or-less "go to" cauliflower recipe for me. We have something like this every couple of weeks. Sometimes, if I want to be real fancy, I'll throw in a pinch of thyme and some grated parmesan cheese.
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:17 PM   #9
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Me too, Steve, I roast it often. Although I haven't yet tried it with thyme - I can imagine that would be great with cauliflower.
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Steamed and served scattered with breadcrumbs fried crisply in butter. If you like you can add a pinch of cayenne or whatever you like
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