Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Just Picked Cauliflower:not what you'd expect

I've never considered cauliflower a mainstream vegetable, and the rubbery tasting thing I've bought a couple of times at the grocery store over the years had confirmed my suspicions. So I hope those of you who have never tasted cauliflower that was just harvested that morning will at least give it a try before tossing it into the trade-in-basket. Hey! This is good stuff! I just discovered an unusual combination that I've been enjoying. Try crumbling your cauli with a little bit of pure crumbled blue cheese. Actually the cheese and the vegetable look really attractive together as a topping on your salad. The combo is startling good. Of course you can steam it like you might brocolli, but just picked cauliflower is delicious, raw!

1 comment:

Todd said...

OMG, all you Costa Mesa CSA members can just put your unwanted cauliflower directly in my basket! I admit to getting a little overwhelmed by the broccoli, but that has not happened with the cauliflower. The blue cheese sounds like a great idea!

another thing you can do with it is steam it until it's kind of soft, and then mash it like potatoes. It's then good with a little milk and cheese mixed in.

Lately I've been very lazy, and just cut up the carrots and cauliflower and poured Trader Joe's Indian-style simmer sauce over it and cooked slowly. Great with rice or pasta!

Finally, these blood oranges are GREAT! What a treat - keep 'em coming.