May 22, 2015

Let's Get Real in the Kitchen

I mentioned here that it is the worst when you get excited about using a recipe, using lots of time, ingredients, and money for the recipe, for it to come out awful. And the worst part is that there are plenty PLENTY of leftovers.

I have started to explore more in the kitchen...as evidenced by all the recipe posts on the blog. But there are some nights where I just need to not think of something new to do, but want something new.

What is a girl to do?
Go to a good cookbook.

I know (and I use it frequently) that the internet and Pinterest are great, but sometimes a good ol fashion cookbook is nice.

Seeing the beauty of a beautiful book with beautiful pictures inspires me. I really wish I could get with it and start taking beautiful pictures of my food for the blog.

Since I eat a lot of meat, I wanted to try a no meat recipe. I have not been creative in coming up with non meat recipes that I like. Enter Food 52 Genius Recipes and the recipe for Cauliflower Steaks.


Ingredients:

1 Head of Cauliflower
1 1/2 cup of water
1 cup of whole milk
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350.

Use a sharp knife and starting at the top center of the cauliflower head, cut two one ince thick slices of cauliflower, cutting through the temp end. Set these steaks aside.

Cut enough florets from the remaining cauliflower head to measure 3 cups. Combine the florets with water and milk in a medium saucepan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook until the florets are tender. (I found it to be about 10 minutes) Strain reserving one cup of the cooking liquid.

Transfer the florets into a blender and add 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking liquid and puree until smooth. Add more of the liquid if desired and puree again. (I needed to) Return the puree to the saucepan.

Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a skillet and add the steaks to the skillet and cook until golden brown then transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Rewarm the cauliflower puree in the sauce pan and serve under the cauliflower steak.

Enjoy!

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.


What are some of your favorite meatless dishes?

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