Do not be fooled by its looks! It is true that the cauliflower looks like a broccoli from another planet. It has a strange texture and a lime-green color. His appearance is so intriguing that it even made him eligible for a scene in the movie Star Wars! However, it tastes mild and is quite crunchy and has been part of Italian menus for several centuries. However, his fame in Portugal is recent.
Besides being very tasty, this cabbage is also very healthy and advised in a balanced diet. Cauliflower is rich in vitamins C and K and is an important source of dietary fiber. It is also a food rich in carotenoids and phytochemicals. This food is very beneficial for cardiovascular health and helps the intestinal transit.
It can be served cooked, au gratin or sautéed and as it is very tender, the cooking time should be low. We leave you three delicious recipes where the kale-romanesco is the main star!
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 tablespoon of virgin olive oil
Juice of a lemon
1 pinch of salt and 1 pinch of pepper
Method of preparation:
Remove the leaves and carefully use a small knife and cut the kale in florets. Put them in a saucepan for steaming. Bake until crisp.
Mince the florets in the picador. Add salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice.
Add feta cheese to the mixture to make it creamier.
Cauliflower Cakes In The Oven
2 sweet potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
Method of preparation
Wash the cauliflower and separate the florets from the stalk. Steam for about 5 minutes.
Wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Cut into small cubes and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce the mashed potatoes.
Peel the onion and cut it into very small cubes.
Place the eggs in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and beat the eggs. Stir in parsley and grated carrot, cauliflower and sweet potato puree and wrap all ingredients together. With the help of a spoon mold small crayons. Place the preparation in a pan and bake at 200 ° C for 25 to 30 minutes.
Cauliflower Salad With Fresh Cheese
Half cooked cabbage broccoli
1 fresh cheese cut to cubes
1 tablespoon capers
3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
Method of preparation:
Put the watercress on a plate. Then place the pieces of parsley cut in half, add the fresh cheese, the dried tomatoes, the capers and the toasted pine nuts.
Season with pepper and olive oil to your taste and you will have a light and nutritious salad!
Let yourself be delighted by the taste of the cauliflower and enjoy to play with its strange shape, giving new ways to your cooking! Besides being a very vitamin food, it is also very curious because of its shape. Include it in your food.