Sunday, October 09, 2005

Another Cauliflower recipe

After yesterday's post about the beautiful broccoliflower and orange-hued cauliflower I bought at the farmer's market, I got to thinking about other recipes for cauliflower, and remembered a recipe that was in heavy rotation the past couple of years, South Beach style Surprise Mashed "Potatoes". Since the South Beach diet was one of the main diets for the low-carb craze (RIP Dr. Atkins), many of the recipes were developed to replace carboydrates with vegetables.

In this simple preparation, you simply steam the cauliflower for 4 minutes until tender, or cook it in the microwave. Puree the cauliflower, adding a little butter and cream as you go, until it's the consistency of mashed potatoes, finishing with salt and pepper to taste.

The original South Beach recipe calls for trans-fat free butter flavored spray. This stuff is vile, so I would never recommend using it in a recipe. Use butter, and go easy with it if you're concerned about fat content.

You could use both the broccoliflower for a Dr. Seuss inspired Green Mash and Ham, and the orange colored cauliflower for a Harvest Mash.

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At 12:26 PM, October 09, 2005, Blogger Mona said...

I love this version of mashed "potatoes." I'd forgotten about it though. Thanks for the reminder!

At 12:44 PM, October 09, 2005, Blogger ReMARKable Palate said...

You're welcome. Although I'm not an advocate of cutting out carbs entriely, this is still a yummy way to eat cauliflower, so why not?

At 9:39 PM, October 09, 2005, Blogger Kalyn said...

Hey, what a surprise to find this recipe here. I lost 40 pounds on the SB diet, and still eat the "lower" carb way. I do agree with you about not cutting out carbs entirely, but overall I think the South Beach way of eating is pretty healthy. I never did give up butter though, and I would for sure put butter in this if I made it.

At 10:17 PM, October 09, 2005, Blogger ReMARKable Palate said...

Congratulations, Kalyn. That's great. Welcome to the blog, too, and thanks for posting.

At 10:06 AM, October 10, 2005, Blogger Melissa CookingDiva said...

Mark, I was use to prepare a similar recipe for my special diet clients. Also, the mashed celery root is quite delicious. It is $$$ but the perfect answer for those trying to get away from the carbs :)


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