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You can find my simple variant cauliflower recipe in this article.
Learn the most important tips for cooking cauliflower.
Conjure up wonderful, fresh and delicious cauliflower vegetables on your table.
Here we prepare the cabbage whole, I will show you, among other things, what you can do with the cabbage leaves.
In addition, I have added 10+ recipe ideas for cauliflower variants .
Finally, you will find some suitable recipes from my food blog.
Let’s go I wish you a lot of fun and good luck!
Table of Contents
- 1. Recipe Cauliflower
- 2. Calories And Nutritional Values
- 3. Prepare the Cauliflower
- 4. Cooking Cauliflower Methods
- 5. Boil Cauliflower In Salted Water
- 6. Steam Cauliflower
- 7. Roast Cauliflower
- 8. Prepare Cauliflower Leaves
- 9. Cauliflower 10+ Recipe Variants
- 10. Recipes Ideas Cauliflower
- 11. FAQ Cooking Cauliflower
- 12. More Cooking Tips
1. Recipe Cauliflower
For quick implementation in your kitchen, the recipe below.
Note the Kohl tips later in the article.
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Cooked, refined, photographed by chef Thomas Sixt
Simple instructions for preparing cauliflower in variants.
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Rinse the cauliflower, drain and cut off the cauliflower florets.
Cut the cauliflower florets in a cross shape.
I learned how to do it in my cooking training, florets and cauliflower stalks cook evenly prepared in this way.
Dann durch ein feines Sieb passieren und zum Anrichten bereit stellen.
Put the butter in a clean saucepan, bring to the boil and brown slowly.
Then pass through a fine sieve and prepare for serving.
Cook cauliflower in boiling salted water until al dente, drain.
Toss the cabbage florets in the nut butter before serving.
Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and serve quickly.
2. Calories And Nutritional Values
The cauliflower calories are clearly calculated in the table below:
3. Prepare the Cauliflower
Of course you can boil the whole cabbage in salt water, but we usually cut it up first.
Let’s go straight to the step-by-step instructions for preparing cauliflower …
Colorful cauliflower is very popular at the moment, here are some pictures to supplement the product information:
4. Cooking Cauliflower Methods
You can cook and prepare cauliflower in a number of ways:
–> Cabbage cooked soft in salt water is more digestible because the cabbage loses the irritants.
–> Steaming cauliflower promises to preserve most of the vital substances.
–> First boil the cauliflower with a little liquid and then fry it promises a special treat for the palate.
–> The cauliflower in the oven is particularly quick and is a modern and popular cooking method.
You can find the different types of preparation below:
5. Boil Cauliflower In Salted Water
In a large enough pot, cook the cauliflower directly in boiling salted water.
You can cook the cabbage whole or prepare florets first.
Of course, the split cabbage florets cook faster.
I always cook my cabbage with a little bite, because it is refined afterwards.
The benefit of boiling cauliflower in water:
This is quick and uncomplicated, the cabbage loses the irritating substances through direct contact with water and is more digestible.
6. Steam Cauliflower
Steaming is cooking in steam, you can easily do that on the stove.
Steam the cabbage florets in a steamer or in a strainer with a lid over boiling water.
Advantage of steaming cauliflower:
This method promises the least loss of vitamins, the cabbage taste is fully preserved, as are irritating substances.
7. Roast Cauliflower
Chop the cauliflower, briefly cook the cabbage in a pan with a little water, then fry directly.
The smaller you cut the cauliflower, the better it can be fried quickly.
Cooking in the oven is also roasting.
To do this, place the cabbage florets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Season with olive oil, salt and pepper and cook until soft at 200°C hot air or bottom/top heat setting as desired.
Benefit of frying cauliflower:
It’s quick and you don’t need a sieve, the taste of the cauliflower develops fantastically.
8. Prepare Cauliflower Leaves
You can prepare the cabbage leaves as a vegetable or use them for stuffing.
Here you will find tips for optimal preparation and use of the cabbage leaves…
9. Cauliflower 10+ Recipe Variants
Before you put your Kafiol vegetables on the table, I have a few ideas for refining and seasoning:
Cauliflower butter vegetables , with butter, salt, pepper, nutmeg
Toss the cooked or steamed vegetables in the foamed butter and season to taste. You can refine fried cauliflower with a little butter before serving.
Cauliflower with breadcrumbs, butter, salt, pepper, nutmeg
Toast the breadcrumbs in a pan until light brown, allow to cool briefly next to the stove, melt with butter and season to taste, pour over the vegetables. This preparation is called “with crumb butter”.
Cauliflower with almond flour, oil or butter, salt, pepper, nutmeg
Roast the almond flour, allow to cool, melt with butter or oil and season to taste, pour over the cooked cabbage.
Cauliflower with almond leaves, butter, salt, pepper, nutmeg
Roast the almond flakes in the oven until light brown, alternatively you can use a pan. Allow the almonds to cool briefly, add the butter and season to taste, pour over the vegetables.
Cauliflower with parmesan, salt, pepper, nutmeg
Season the cooked vegetables, sprinkle with finely grated parmesan, drizzle with olive oil and serve.
Baked cauliflower with Emmental or cheese
Place the vegetables in an oven dish, season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Top with cheese slices or sprinkle with grated cheese and bake until light brown on the “Grill” heat setting.
Cauliflower with cream or soy cream, salt, pepper, nutmeg
Reduce the cream by half in a saucepan, season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne pepper, add the cooked vegetables and toss.
Cauliflower with coconut milk and curry
Refine cooked vegetables in a simple sauce made from coconut milk, curry, salt, pepper and sugar and serve.
Cauliflower with saffron
Froth the butter in a hot pan, season with salt, pepper, cayenne pepper and nutmeg. Add the saffron, toss the cooked vegetables in it and serve.
10. Recipes Ideas Cauliflower
You will find some selected ideas for beautiful dishes with cauliflower below:
11. FAQ Cooking Cauliflower
The most frequently asked questions about the popular vegetable are summarized below.
1. Under which names is the cauliflower known?
Other names for cauliflower are cheese cabbage, grape cabbage, minaret cabbage and Italian cabbage.
2. How to recognise fresh cauliflower?
You can recognise fresh cauliflower by its unblemished white florets and strong foliage.
3. Why is cauliflower considered healthy?
The super cabbage contains only 25 calories per 100 g, 200 mg potassium, 22 mg calcium and 48.2 mg vitamin C, as well as 0.4 mg iron, 0.2 mg vitamin B6 and 15 mg magnesium.
4. How can I prepare cauliflower in a digestible way for the stomach and intestines?
Beim Kochen in Salzwasser lösen sich viele Reizstoffe und der Kohl wird dadurch leichter verdaulich. Bei empfindlichem Magen und Darm auf das Dämpfen und das Braten vom Kohl verzichten und lieber kochen.
5. Can I also prepare cauliflower whole?
Boil the cabbage in a large pot of salted water for about 15-20 minutes, then lift it out of the water and serve with garnishes.
6. How can I tell that the cauliflower is cooked?
Prick the cooked, whole cabbage or the cabbage florets with a thin fork. If this is done easily and without much pressure, the cabbage is cooked.
7. How does cauliflower stay white when cooked?
Adding salt is quite sufficient, the salt water should taste like seawater, so the cabbage stays white and tastes delicious. Adding milk to the cooking water does not produce any additional effect.
8. How can I cook cauliflower evenly?
The cabbage florets are always cooked earlier than the cabbage stalks, so cut the cabbage stalks crosswise before cooking.
12. More Cooking Tips
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