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cauliflower mash

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by aqualung, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. aqualung

    aqualung Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    do you add anything to the cauliflower or not? Has anyone made this with frozen cauliflower? Does it work?
     
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    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Haven't tried it with frozen cauliflower but it should be fine- I simply add butter and salt and black pepper to mine.:)
     
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  3. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    boil the cauliflower until its just starting to go soft, pour it from pan into a collinder then squeeze as much water out as possible, i use a cereal bowl in a big round collinder, then put it in the blender, some say add cream at this stage but i dont, then put it back in the pot on a lo heat, add butter and cream cheese, and grated cheese of your choice and warm through
     
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  4. aqualung

    aqualung Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    thank you for your replies. My husband made it the other day but just mashed it, I wasn't keen on the bits. I will suggest he blends it next time and make it smoother
     
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    chubbyian Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I grate the cauliflower before cooking, I do one or two a week and freeze it :angelic:
     
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    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    so do you boil it afterwards?
     
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    I use frozen cauli all the time; place in microwavable bowl, dont add water, cover and cook until stems are tender, pour off any liquid, add salt and either half a Kallo chicken stock cube or a good pinch of ground nutmeg, decent knob of butter, use stick blender to puree, stir in a handful of grated cheese.

    Also try cabbage mash;
    Cut out the stalk from a white cabbage, tear or cut leaves, use about half a cabbage. Place in microwavable bowl, add about four or five tbsps of single cream, half a Kallo chicken stock cube or good pinch of ground nutmeg, cover and cook until cabbage is tender, puree with stick blender, season with salt and a huge knob of butter.

    Top with crispy fried smokey bacon if liked, its divine. I was sceptical at first, couldnt imagine cabbage mash, but seriously it tastes close to mashed potatoes.
     
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    luceeloo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    oooh Cabbage mash. I do love cabbage, and will try this for tea tonight!
     
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    Thommothebear Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Prefer celeriac mash, is womderful stuff. Tried cauli mash and rice and hated it to be hones, just cant seem to get rid of the cauli flavour which I detest
     
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    chubbyian Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hy Andy I either boil or fry it, It is well good fried with some onions, bacon bits, mushrooms and 2 fried eggs, a bit like bubble and squeak I used to have as a kid :smug:
     
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    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I never boil it beforehand for cauli 'rice' consistency but I would for cauli mash. Haven't used frozen cauli but I can see it working just as well. For cauli rice I just process in food processor and then stir fry with a little olive oil for about 6-7 mins. I try adding a lot of different spices - paprika, curry powder, cumin etc. I also have added fennel seeds, sesame seeds and caraway seeds which are all nice
     
  13. aqualung

    aqualung Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    thank you for all your replies, lots of different new things to try! I bought some frozen cauliflower today so will give it try,
     
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