Monday, September 2, 2013

How to Make Spiced Cauliflower

Spiced cauliflower makes a gorgeous appetizer or scrumptious side dish to meats or fish. You can also enjoy this as a light and super healthy meal served with potatoes or rice. Adapted from The Eating Well Cookbook, this recipe involves steaming the cauliflower florets until tender but not crunchy. 

1 medium cauliflower head
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 large cloves garlic
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp. sweet paprika
1 tbsp. red-wine vinegar

1. Cut cauliflower into bite-size florets. Steam cook 4-5 minutes, until they are tender but not completely cooked. Cover and set aside.

2. Peel garlic. Heat oil in small skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook for several minutes, turning often, until light brown. Turn off the heat, remove garlic but leave oil in the pan.

3. Grind garlic in a mortar along with 1 tbsp. parsley, until a coarse paste is formed.

4. Return the small skillet to low heat. Stir in paprika, vinegar, garlic paste and 1/4 cup of the water used to steam cauliflower. Stir to create a sauce.

5. Drain the rest of the water from the cauliflower and place on a serving platter. Cover cauliflower with sauce and garnish with remaining parsley. Serve warm.

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