Garlic Sauteed Cauliflower

"This is the only way you'll ever get me to eat cauliflower."

I improvised this recipe recently when I found myself with a head of cauliflower, some garlic and a highly intransigent wife.

Preparing cauliflower this way takes no more time and effort than simply steaming it, yet it scores several grades higher in style, flavor and class.

And hey, you may get a cauliflower-hater in your household to come around too.
Sauteed Cauliflower with Garlic

1 head of cauliflower
3-4 garlic cloves, sliced thinly into slivers
2 Tablespoons olive oil
a few dashes of salt and/or black pepper, optional

1) Steam cauliflower until about half-cooked.

2) Meanwhile, saute the garlic in oil over medium heat until light golden brown

3) Raise heat to medium-high, add the partially cooked cauliflower, season with optional salt or black pepper, and saute everything until the cauliflower begins to brown in places. Serve immediately.

Serves 4-5 as a side dish.

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JL goes Vegan said...

I like this! Simple but delicious. I look forward to trying it.

chacha1 said...

Sounds good! I grew up having cauliflower only in its cheese-sauce incarnation, but recently tried something different that I liked a lot.

Cut cauliflower into florets and place in large saute pan with 1 can coconut milk. Season to taste (in my case, this included paprika, turmeric, coriander, garlic, shallots, dry mustard, and white pepper) and cook, covered, at low simmer till done, about 30 min., stirring occasionally. said...

Cauliflower is also more palatable roasted and pureed with olive oil as a condiment for steak (you would never guess it was cauliflower - just a velvety smooth sauce.

Matt @ SpoonMatters said...

Wow, that sounds tasty! I've only ever eaten smashed cauliflower as part of a "fitness" plate at a restaurant. It was pretty good, so I tried making it at home a few times with mixed results.

This method looks really good, I'll have to give it a try!

Barbarian Table said...

This is going to be on my Easter menu this weekend! perfectly delicious!