It doesn't have to be any of those.
It's time to think of cauliflower in a different way. And, as a bonus, I am going to blog about a recipe I love.
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Or an orange way.
We are so fortunate in upstate New York, where cauliflower grows well, and it grows big.
And it is nutritious.
Don't just think white!
Now, I have a recipe for you. This is a variation my spouse makes on a famous "South Beach Diet Cauliflower Mashed 'Potatoes'" recipe that was so popular a few years ago.
I interviewed my spouse, the family cook, for this recipe. He is a "feel" cook, i.e. he doesn't measure, and he can't tell you exactly what he does. He just does it. So, you may want to refer to the above link if you need more exact directions.
Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes" a la AM's Spouse
One Head cauliflower, cut up into the florets. Of the various types, spouse likes the orange best. (I wouldn't use the purple kind. White works, though.)
Light butter, to taste
Parmesan Cheese, to taste
1. Cook cauliflower in microwave or steam until fork tender. Microwaving preserves nutrients. Spouse does not use chicken broth - rather, he uses water.
2 Puree in blender until smooth, adding just enough cooking liquid so it will come out as a thick puree. As you puree, add 1 tbsp light butter in to taste, along with 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Salt to taste.
4. Warm in microwave before you serve it.
5. And that's it. Enjoy!
I truly like this better than mashed potatoes.
Do you have a favorite "mock food" recipe?