How To Puree Cauliflower
Pureeing cauliflower is one of the best ways to enjoy this vegetable. Even though they are most often compared to pureed potatoes, pureed cauliflower, have a distinct taste of their own. They taste yummy, are far healthier, and can be made in a jiffy. Cauliflower puree makes for an excellent side dish and can be served with grilled meat, fish, or veggies. Read on to learn how to make wonderful tasting cauliflower puree at home…
Principle behind Cauliflower Puree
Cauliflower is first cooked either by boiling or in a microwave to soften the florets. The stems and florets, cannot be eaten raw and have to be cooked to be palatable. On cooking they, become mashable.
Steps to Puree Cauliflower
- Buy fresh cauliflower from supermarket and discard the leaves.
- Now cut cauliflower and separate the florets. The florets can be further cut into desired sized pieces.
- Boiling – Take a pot filled with water and bring to boil. Add in the cauliflower florets and let simmer for about 30 minutes. Once cooked, remove florets and dry on kitchen towels.
- Microwaving – Place cauliflower florets in a microwavable bowl and microwave on high for 15 minutes.
- Steaming – Place cauliflower in a vegetable steamer and keep this over a pot of boiling water. Cover and let steam cook for about 25 minutes.
- Once cauliflower is cooked, let them cool to room temperature.
- Put the florets in the food processor or a blender and blend for 5 to 6 minutes to get a puree of smooth consistency. Alternately, if florets have been cooked very well, use a hand beater to whip them into a smooth, fluffy, mash.
This puree can be used for preparing various dishes.
Once you learn how to puree cauliflower, give it an occasional exotic touch by adding garlic cloves, tinge of lemon, and some fresh herbs.