August 30, 2012 by tayim
Cauliflower recipes rock! Creamy cauliflower mash is a great lower GI food than starchy potatoes. You can use it in place of mashed potatoes and also make it with vegan creams or milks in place of regular cream.
I’m such a fan of cauliflower and since it can be so bland without a nice strong recipe, I just love a good cauliflower recipe:) This one is one of my favorites.
Creamy Cauliflower Mash
Butter (or olive oil)
Fresh variety of mushrooms
1 Medium onion
1 – 2 lbs of cauliflower
Herbs (I used thyme, tarragon also works well)
Before you cook: Steam 1 head of cauliflower or unfreeze 1 lb of cauliflower. Drain.
1. Heat your oil in a deep frying pan or pot. Dice your onion and add it to the oil. Stir and reduce heat. Chop mushrooms and add them to the pan. Stir fry until the onions begin to brown and then stir them until they caramelize. Reduce the heat or turn it off and add your cream or milk to taste. In a large blender or preferably food processor, blend the mixture and slowly add liquid (cream, milk, rice starch & water – your choice). When the mixture is the consistency in the picture, add the fresh herbs for one last blend and you’re finished!
Mashed cauliflower TIP: Unlike potatoes that are starchy, cauliflower does not get gummy when you blend it. You can do an uber simplified version of this recipe by just steaming and then blending cauliflower with some salt & pepper.
Freezer TIP: This dish freezes great! Just take a small 1 cup container, fill it and freeze it. It’s nearly as delicious as fresh.