If traditional vegetables are becoming boring, consider preparing cauliflower. Cauliflower comes in a variety of colors ranging from white to purple. White is the most common color of cauliflower available. When preparing cauliflower, you will have many options. In this recipe, we will show you how to cook cauliflower by boiling it.
To prepare the cauliflower, start by removing all the leaves from the head. Next, remove the core from the center of the cauliflower. After the core is removed, dice up the individual florets. Wash the florets thoroughly. You are now ready to begin cooking. In a large pan, add three quarts of water and a pinch of salt. Bring the water to a fast boil. After the water has begun to boil, add in the cauliflower. Cook on high heat for 20 minutes. When the cauliflower is done, you will be able to pierce it with a fork.
Cauliflower goes great in soups and salads. If you are wanting a quick snack, serve fresh cauliflower with dips. I personally love cauliflower with a light cheese sauce. Sauvignon Blanc wines will enhance the flavor of any cauliflower dish. If digestive problems have you down, consider adding cauliflower to your diet. This crisp vegetable aids in digestion and detoxification of the colon.
I have cooked cauliflower the same way my mother did for years. Everyone who tries it loves it. I clean the cauliflower in cold water. I take off any wilted or damaged leaves Do not remove them all. In a large sauce pan fill with cool water. Add to the water a large sliced lemon. Make sure to squeeze it a bit so that there is juice in the water. Place the pan on the stove till boils. Place the cauliflower facing down with the bottom pointing up out the the pant. Turn down heat and cook till tender. Take out drain. Place in a serving bowl. Place shredded low fat graded sharp cheddar on and allow to melt. Add a swerving spoon and place on table. The cauliflower will be a bright white with green leaves and melted orange cheese oozing down the sides. Is very pretty and delicious.