shrimp and cauliflower curry from Floyd Cardoz

  • 1 1/2 pounds144-145_Shrimp-Curry-with-Cauliflower_0/680 grams (21–25 count) head-on shrimp
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds, ground
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, finely ground
  • 1 serrano chile, sliced lengthwise in half
  • 1 tablespoon Tamarind Paste
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • One and a half 13.5-fluid-ounce cans Chaokoh-brand coconut milk (stir well before measuring)

1. Remove the heads and shells from the shrimp, reserving both. Devein the shrimp and rinse them well. Season the shrimp with salt and refrigerate.

2. Place the shrimp heads and shells in a medium saucepan, add cold water to cover, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced to 3 cups, 25 to 30 minutes. Strain the stock and set aside.

3. Heat the oil in a 4- to 6-quart pot over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic, turmeric, cumin, and pepper and cook until the garlic is lightly colored and the spices are fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

4. Add the reserved stock, the chile, tamarind paste, and vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

5. Add the cauliflower and coconut milk and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Season with salt. Reduce the heat and simmer gently until the cauliflower is just beginning to soften, 3 to 4 minutes.

6. Stir in the shrimp and cook until the shrimp are firm, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove and discard the serrano, if desired. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve hot.

Changing It Up

Sometimes I make this with fish instead of shrimp, using one 4- to 5-ounce (113- to 142-gram) halibut or fluke steak per person. (The steaks come from cutting a whole fish crosswise into 1/2 – to 1-inch-thick slices. It’s a very pretty cut, resulting in a nice oblong shape with a bone in the middle and the skin ringing the steak.) Use fish stock or plain water in place of the shrimp stock; the fish’s bones and skin add depth and richness to the curry, just as the shrimp shells do. Add the fish steaks where the recipe instructs you to add the shrimp and cook until the fish is opaque and flakes easily.

 

Cauliflower Gratin from 12tomatoes.com

  • 422533034_xl tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • 3/4 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch florets
  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
    2. Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add a pinch or two of salt, followed by the cauliflower florets. Let them cook for five to six minutes ñ you want them to be tender but still firm. Drain the cauliflower and set aside.
    3. While the cauliflower is cooking, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Add the flour and stir the mixture with a wooden spoon for about two minutes. Then, add the hot milk and stir everything until it starts to boil.
    4. Whisk the milk for about a minute, until it thickens, and then take it off the heat. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, cayenne, Parmesan cheese, and 1/2 cup of Gruyere. Stir everything together until blended well.
    5. Spray an 8×11 baking dish lightly with cooking spray, then add about 1/3 of the sauce mixture to the dish. Then, add all of the drained cauliflower, followed by the rest of the sauce.
      1. Mix the remaining Gruyere cheese with the bread crumbs and sprinkle the mixture on top of the dish. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over the top as well.
      2. Sprinkle salt and pepper over top and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the top is browned.

 

 

Whole Roasted Cauliflower and Whipped Goat Cheese by Alon Shaya

 

Cauliflower poached in a winey, punchy broth, then roasted — whole — results in a brown and crackly masterpiece. Topped with a creamy, tangy sauce.

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  • head cauliflower, whole, stem trimmed and leaves removed
  • 2 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 1/3 cup olive oil plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • tablespoons unsalted butter
  • tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • tablespoon sugar
  • bay leaf
  • Coarse sea salt (for serving)
  1. Heat oven to 475° F. Bring wine, oil, salt, lemon juice, butter, red pepper flakes, sugar, bay leaf, and 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Remove leaves and cut out the center core to create a flat surface for cauliflower to balance, making sure to leave the head intact.
  3. Carefully lower in cauliflower, reduce heat, and simmer, turning occasionally, until a knife easily inserts into center, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Using 2 slotted spoons or a mesh strainer or spider, transfer cauliflower to a rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan, draining well.
  5. Roast, rotating pan halfway through, until brown all over, 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Transfer cauliflower to a plate. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with whipped goat cheese (recipe below).

Whipped Goat Cheese

  • ounces fresh goat cheese
  • ounces cream cheese
  • ounces feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • tablespoons olive oil plus more for serving
  1. Blend goat cheese, cream cheese, feta, cream, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a food processor until smooth; season with sea salt.
  2. Transfer whipped goat cheese to a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Note: Whipped goat cheese can be made one day ahead. Cover and chill in the refrigerator.
  • Serves 4 to 6

 

Aloo Gobi from the examiner.com


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3 Tbs canola oil
½ tsp black mustard seed
1 tsp whole cumin seed
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 pound waxy potatoes
1 head cauliflower, cut into 1 1/2 inch florets
1 tablespoon peeled and grated ginger
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
¼ C water
2 to 3 tablespoons coarsely chopped cilantro leaves

Place cauliflower florets in water to soak for 30 minutes. Drain just before adding to pan.
Boil potatoes in their skins until almost tender. About 15 minutes.
Cool, peel, and cut into 1 ½ inch pieces. Set aside.
In deep, non-stick skillet, heat oil, mustard seed, and cumin seed over medium heat.
When mustard seeds pop, reduce heat to medium low, add ground cumin and coriander, and cook for 1 minute.
Add ginger, return heat to medium, and cook, stirring for 10 seconds.
Add cauliflower and fry for 3 minutes. Add 1 Tbs water, stir well, cover, and cook 4 minutes.
Add potatoes, turmeric, salt, and cayenne. Stir gently to coat the vegetables with spices. Add 3 tablespoons of water. Stir once and cover the pan. Reduce heat to low and cook for 4 minutes, or until potatoes and cauliflower are tender. Add the cilantro and toss gently. Serves 4. Serve with raw vegetables like carrots, cucumber, sprouts, and tomatoes.

Cauliflower Cake from plenty more

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  • 1 small cauliflower, outer leaves removed, broken into 1 1/4-inch/3-cm florets (1 pound/450 g)
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled (6 ounce/170 g)
  • 5 tablespoons/75 ml olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary
  • 7 eggs (scant 1 pound/440 g)
  • 1/2 cup/15 g basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup/120 g all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 5 ounces/150 g coarsely grated Parmesan or another mature cheese
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Melted unsalted butter, for brushing
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon nigella seeds
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C.

    Place the cauliflower florets in a saucepan and add 1 teaspoon salt. Cover with water and simmer for 15 minutes, until the florets are quite soft. They should break when pressed with a spoon. Drain and set aside in a colander to dry.

    Cut 2 round slices off one end of the onion (each 1/4 inch/5 mm thick) and set aside. Coarsely chop the rest of the onion ( if it’s strong only use half of the onioln) and place in a small pan with the oil and rosemary. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat, stirring from time to time, until soft. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Transfer the onion to a large bowl, add the eggs and basil, whisk well, and then add the flour, baking powder, turmeric, Parmesan, 1 teaspoon salt, and plenty of pepper. Whisk until smooth before adding the cauliflower and stirring gently, trying not to break up the florets.

    Line the base and sides of a 9 1/2-inch/24-cm spring-form cake pan with parchment paper. Brush the sides with melted butter, then mix together the sesame and nigella seeds and toss them around the inside of the pan so that they stick to the sides. Pour the cauliflower mixture into the pan, spreading it evenly, and arrange the reserved onion rings on top. Place in the center of the oven and bake for 45 minutes, until golden brown and set; a knife inserted into the center of the cake should come out clean. Remove from the oven and leave for at least 20 minutes before serving. It needs to be served just warm, rather than hot, or at room temperature.

     

 

Buffalo Cauliflower from twobites.com

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1 medium head cauliflower
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp hot sauce

Buffalo sauce
3 tbsp butter, melted
2 tbsp Frank’s hot sauce
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt

 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower with the olive oil and buffalo sauce.  Spread out onto a baking sheet.
  • Roast for 15 minutes, flip the pieces of cauliflower, then return to the oven to roast for 10 more minutes.
  • Whisk together the melted butter and hot sauce.  Drizzle over the cauliflower and gentle toss to coat each piece.  Return the cauliflower to the oven for 5 more minutes.  Serve hot with a side of ranch or blue cheese for dipping.

Notes

  • You can use more or less hot sauce in the buffalo sauce to make them as hot as you’d like!  I used Frank’s Hot Sauce.

Fried Cauliflower Sandwich, food52

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  • 1/2 head cauliflower
  • cups lacinato kale (or similar)
  • cloves garlic
  • tablespoons olive oil (approximately)
  • Salt, to taste
  • ciabatta rolls (or similar good, crusty white bread)
  • tablespoons pickled banana pepper rings
  • slices provolone cheese
  1. Trim the cauliflower, leaving the core intact, and cut into 1/4-inch slices (don’t worry if they don’t stay perfectly intact — as long as the have a relatively “flat” side they should brown up nicely). Set aside.
  2. Slice the kale into thin ribbons and peel and mince the garlic. Set aside.
  3. Pour enough oil in a heavy fry pan so that it completely coats the pan’s bottom and will slightly edge up the sides of the cauliflower pieces when you add them. Heat the oil over medium-high heat. When it’s very hot, add the cauliflower slices and let them sizzle, untouched, for 4 to 5 minutes (you may need to adjust heat so that they cook long enough to get brown and cook through). Flip the slices and cook them for another 3 to 4 minutes. Remove to a plate and sprinkle with a little salt.
  4. Turn off the heat and add the kale and garlic to pan. Cook in the residual pan heat for a minute or two until the greens are wilted, then scrape onto a plate.
  5. Turn the oven broiler on. Split and toast the ciabatta rolls. Take the two bottom halves and layer on the fried cauliflower slices, then the greens, and lastly, the peppers. Top with 2 slices of cheese and broil in oven just until melted. Top with the other ciabatta halves and enjoy.
  6. Note: I highly recommend using a cast-iron skillet if you have one. If you don’t, they cost about $12 at your local hardware store. Otherwise, choose a very heavy pan so you get a nice crust on the cauliflower.  Makes 2 sandwiches

 

Cauliflower Patties from food52

  • cauliflowerlarge cauliflower (washed & trimmed into bite size pieces)
  • 3 to 4 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 to 3 small garlic cloves (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 3 to 4 large organic eggs
  • Fresh italian flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded low moisture mozzarella
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup (or more if needed) unbleached baking flour
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup (or more if needed) whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Light olive oil (for cooking
  • Place a large stockpot filled with water to boil on the stove top. Once it comes to a full boil, add the prepared cauliflower and cook until tender, but not too mushy. Drain and rinse with cold water, set aside to cool.
  • Saute the shallots and garlic in olive oil until soft and fragrant; do not brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Break the cooked cauliflower pieces down into very small pieces using your hands or a knife. The cauliflower needs to be solid enough to taste and create texture, but not so large as to not allow the patties to cook properly.
  • Add the eggs, cooked shallots and garlic to the bowl of cauliflower and season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix this well and add some flour and milk to begin creating a batter-like consistency (start with 1/4 cup of each and add more as needed; adjust to get the desired consistency.)
  • Add the grated cheese, shredded mozzarella and chopped fresh parsley to the mix and blend well until combined. Again, test the thickness here and adjust accordingly adding flour and milk until you are satisfied.
  • NOTE: The mixture for these patties is a bit of trial and error as it needs to resemble a very thick pancake batter without being too dry or worse, too thin and runny.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet to medium-high heat and add drizzle of the light olive oil and test the mixture by spooning a small pattie into the skillet and watch how it cooks and holds its shape.
  • Use your spatula to press and form the pattie in the skillet as it cooks to make sure it maintains shape and cooks through. Adjust your heat and resist the urge to flip too soon, allow the pattie to cook until light golden brown (about 3-4 minutes each side depending on your stove) before you flip them.
  • Continue forming and cooking the patties, adding more light olive oil as you go. Remove the cooked patties to a large flat platter to cool (do not overlap them until cooled.) Taste the first patties and adjust your salt and pepper seasoning for the remaining batter, if needed.
  • I love to serve these after letting them cool as they are much more flavorful at room temperature. These are the ideal hostess side dish (plan to make these during the upcoming holidays) that you can make ahead.
  • Store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator and simply deliver them to your host and let them come back to room temperature before serving.  Serves about 4 to 6

 

Roasted Cauliflower Melt, Jeff Mauro

Cauliflower:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons ground mustard seeds
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
Kosher salt and pepper
1 head cauliflower, stemmed and cut into 1/2-inch cross sections

Honey Mustard:
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
Kosher salt and pepper

Sandwich Build:
4 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
2 sheets lavash, quartered to yield 8 small sheets, 4 1/4- by 5 3/4-inches
8 ounces butterkase cheese, shredded
2 ripe pears, sliced thin

Radish and Watercress Salad:
4 cups watercress
2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
5 radishes, sliced thin
1/2 lemon, juiced
Olive oil
Kosher salt and pepper

For the cauliflower: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, mustard, paprika and some salt and pepper Brush the cauliflower sections with the spice oil. Place flat on a sheet tray and roast for 10 minutes. Carefully flip the cauliflower and return to oven and roast until golden, another 10 to 12 minutes.

For the mustard: Meanwhile, mix together in a small bowl the yellow mustard, honey and stone ground mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

For the sandwich build: Add the butter to griddle over medium-low heat. In between two pieces of lavash, spread some honey mustard, layer shredded butterkase, a portion of cauliflower, pears and finally more shredded cheese. Place the sandwich on the griddle, covering with a metal bowl. Cook until golden and crisp on the outside and gooey in the middle, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

For the salad: Mix the watercress, dill and radishes together, and toss with the lemon juice and some olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and serve on the side of the cauliflower melt

One Pot Curried Cauliflower Rice


from Everyday Food and Evil Chef Mom
4 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 large head cauliflower, cored and cut into 1 1/2 pieces
salt and pepper
1 medium yellow onion, diced small
2 cups of basmati rice
4 teaspoons curry powder
1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained-I PREFER 1 c peas
2 3/4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cup heavy cream, I used coconut milk
chopped cilantro

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a Dutch oven or other heavy pot, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium high. Add cauliflower and cook, stirring frequently, until browned in spots. This might need to be done in batches.

Transfer to a plate and season with salt and pepper. Add 2 teaspoons of oil and onions to pot; cook, stirring occasionally , until onion is translucent, 5 minutes. Add rice, curry powder, and chickpeas and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until rice is coated, about 2 minutes. Add broth and cream and bring to a boil. Scatter cauliflower over the top (do not stir to combine) Cover and bake until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.