Monday, September 10, 2012

Spicy Mashed Cauliflower

Someone told me about this version of Mashed Cauliflower that was served on a cruise ship off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. 

If this doesn't seem spicy enough for you then feel free to kick it up a notch. 

You know would be great?  Use this recipe as the base for a super awesome kickin' Bowl Taco...add beans, olives, avocado, etc.

Spicy Mashed Cauliflower
makes 4-6 servings
One head cauliflower, chopped
1/2 cup grated Mexican or Monterey Jack cheese
1 jalapeno chile, seeded and chopped
2-3 tablespoons half and half
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro or flat-leaf parsley

In large saucepan, add cauliflower and just cover with water, boil covered, about 10-15 minutes, until tender.  Drain thoroughly.  Mash cauliflower with hand masher.

Add the cheese, chile and cream and mix until well combined.  Taste and season with salt and pepper.  Add more half and half if needed.

If you prefer them nice and smooth, mix with a food processor or an immersion blender.

Scoop into a lovely serving dish and sprinks with cilantro.


1 comment:

  1. Made this tonight too (paired with your creamy salsa chicken). Had no idea mashed cauliflower could be so good! THANKS!