Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cauliflower Tips

Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables!  I like it raw, steamed, roasted, grilled, and almost any other way you can think of.  Below are a few tips for this tasty vegetable.

1.  Pick cauliflower which has clusters that are close together and are not open.

2.  Take a pass on any heads of cauliflower that have a speckled surface.  It could be mold or insect damage.  A patch of gray is okay, it just indicates that the cauliflower has been exposed to the sun.  Simply cut the gray area away and you are good to go.

3.  Store cauliflower in a perforated plastic bag in the refrigerators crisper. 

4.  Do not cook in an iron or aluminum pan.  The metals in the pans will turn the cauliflower strange colors.

5.  Cauliflower smells when you boil it.  To help cut down on the odor, drain the water half way through the cooking, and then add fresh water.

6.  Add a little lemon juice to the water when cooking cauliflower to keep it white.

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  1. Great tips. Thanks so much. I love cauliflower. Have a great week.

  2. Thanks for the great tips that I will be using. Cauliflower is my fave veggie, outside of potatoes!