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New way for me to do Cauliflower

ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,270
edited March 2016 in Vegetables
I need to cook more veggies. I am terrible about remembering side dishes and when I do remember them I tend to do starches and carbs. So I've been in a quest to learn more veggies.

This was an absolute hit at Easter. I took a whole  head of cauliflower and covered it in my compound butter (kerrygold, parsley, chives and garlic) then rubbed it with my butt rub.  Smoked it at 325.  Took longer than expected. Like an hour and half. I brought it up to the core at about 165ish.



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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 14,616
    That looks good!

    Cauliflower makes a good sub for mashed potatoes, if you want something with less carbs, but feels like mashed potatoes. Smoke/steam/grill the cauliflower then run it through the food pro.

    You can also make cauliflower "steaks" as a side, and they will probably cook faster than a whole head.

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  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,270
    Next time I'm going to split it in half at least. Would still look cool and will cook faster.  I may put a cup or so of water in the pan as well. That should help start it faster by steaming it.
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  • pescadorzihpescadorzih Posts: 926
    Saw that in the other thread and was meaning to ask what was on it. Looks good, will have to try it. 
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  • LitLit Posts: 8,387
    Looks good. We steam them first then roast.
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,270
    Lit said:
    Looks good. We steam them first then roast.
    Yeah, I'm thinking it needs some sort of head start so it won't take so long. I'll try that next time.  About how long do you steam them?
    XL & Small Green Egg, Shirley Fab Trailer, Pitmaker Vault, Blackstone Griddle, 6 gal and 2.5 gal Cajun Fryers, BlueStar 60" Range, 48" Lonestar Grillz Santa Maria
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,475
    I'm a fan of the Nom Nom Paleo site/cookbook.

    I like her recipe/technique for whole heads of cauliflower - http://nomnompaleo.com/post/138166087728/whole-roasted-cauliflower

    I would definitely use EVOO rather than butter/ghee in order to avoid yet more saturated fat.

    I also love to use chimichurri on things like roasted cauliflower (well, to be honest, I love chimichurri on everything).
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  • LitLit Posts: 8,387
    Lit said:
    Looks good. We steam them first then roast.
    Yeah, I'm thinking it needs some sort of head start so it won't take so long. I'll try that next time.  About how long do you steam them?

    My wife always does the steaming but I think around 20 minutes.
  • JohnnyTarheelJohnnyTarheel Posts: 6,311
    That looks great....
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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 11,178
    Do you do your own chimichurri or store bought?  I've been disappointed w store bought from the Fresh Market
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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 7,475
    thetrim said:
    Do you do your own chimichurri or store bought?  I've been disappointed w store bought from the Fresh Market
    I always make my own. I've tried a couple brands of store bought stuff over the years but they were awful.
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