Well, we are planning a welcome to town party for my wonderful mother-in-law, so one head I decided to roast along with carrots and asparagus and serve with a lemon vinaigrette at the party. I simply washed and peeled the carrots, broke up the cauliflower and washed along with the asparagus and tossed it all in olive oil and salt. I then placed in a single layer on a cookie sheet in the top of the oven. I watched it all closely and slowly removed the veggies as they cooked because some started to look toasty sooner than others. Then, I tossed them in a plastic bag filled with lemon vinaigrette and left in the fridge and simply took out and placed on a platter before the party.
1 chopped shallot2 T. Dijon
4 T. white wine vinegar
3 T. lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
¾ c. + 2 T. olive oil
1 T. chopped tarragon
Mix everything except last two ingredients. Then slowly add these in.
So my next thought was to mash steamed cauliflower as or with potatoes for creamy cauliflower. I have done this before and it’s good but can be a bit watery if you’re not careful about draining and drying before mashing and adding butter, salt and pepper. Instead, I gave this new recipe a try from Penzey’s. The whole thing is cooked in the microwave!Frosted Cauliflower
1 head cauliflower½ c. Mayonnaise
1 ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
¼ tsp. salt
¾ c. shredded cheddar or other sharp cheese
½ tsp. paprika
Wash cauliflower and place in plastic bowl in microwave with just the water from washing. Cover and cook 6 minutes or until soft. Let stand 5 minutes while you mix the remaining ingredients except paprika and microwave for 30-60 seconds. Stir and spread evenly over cauliflower head. Top with cheese and microwave 1 minute. Sprinkle paprika on top.
It was yummy with our other fresh veggies!