mashed cauliflower with shallots

May 29, 2010

As a rule I used to steam cauliflower and smoother it with cheese sauce, the way my grandmother and mother always used to make it. I tried this recipe the other day and the kids decided they prefer it. Phew! The sauteed shallots are key.

1 head of cauliflower, trimmed and chopped

2 tbsps olive oil

1/4 cup minced shallots

2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/2 cup finely chopped scallions

1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

optional: grated parmigiano, asiago, or sharp cheddar cheese

1. Steam the cauliflower until very tender, ,about 7 minutes. Put in a shallow bowl and set aside.

2. Warm the oil in a small skillet on medium-high heat and saute the shallots, garlic, salt and pepper until the shallots have softened. Add to the bowl of cauliflower and mash with a potato masher. Stir in the scallions and parsley. Stir in the grated cheese, if desired.

One Response to “mashed cauliflower with shallots”

  1. Yum! I’m going to try that one Ruth. Truthfully, I’m not a fan of cauliflower WITHOUT cheese sauce so thanks for posting this possibility :)!

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