Monday, 18 April 2016

Cauliflower with buttered crumbs

I found this recipe in a 1980s Readers Digest coffee table book called "Food from your garden". It combines planting and growing advice with seasonal recipes. It was definitely written in the 1980s as the amount of butter in use puts this in the treat recipe box!

Lightly simmer the cauli florets for 5 mins in boiling salted water.  Drain well.

Melt 3 oz of butter in a large pan and saute the florets on a fairly high heat until lightly coloured. Lift cauli out on to serving dish and keep warm.

Stir in breadcrumbs into the remaining butter, and some parsley (optional?), until crisp an brown, Spoon over the cauli florets and sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

I served with baked salmon fillet topped with chilli jam.  It was very delicious and the cauli tasted completely different.

No picture - I was interrupted at dishing up time and did not have time to find the camera.  I will let you imagine and try for yourselves.

The interruption was my husband unpacking his new toaster delivered by Amazon.  The last one brought for about £8 in the supermarket about 8 years ago finally gave up the good fight. Instead of a nice tea smell he replaced that with elements pre heating and burning off that packaging smell. Yuk. He swears he has only spent the April state pension increase money on this shiny thing - personally I prefer to turn on the grill. Old fashioned.

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  1. My mother did a wonderful dish with cauliflower. She was Indian and we never realised as children thats what we where eating!!!

    1. The Indian cuisine is super with using veg!

  2. Simple tasty food , sounds good to me x

    1. Day off today from cauli. Cabbage and leeks instead.


Afternoon off

Left all the gardening undone yesterday and headed out  for the afternoon in our small boat.  Went up the River Wissey for about 4 miles. ...