You know what you get from bragging? Well you either get shown up - in which case you end up looking like a nincompoop - or you might end up looking like a rockstar.
This all all started a few days ago (Tuesday to be exact), when I tweeted about the "BEST.EVER cauliflower" that I'd had.
Referring of course to this tomato-braised cauliflower. I'd barely hit enter, when I was challenged by Carla of Bribed With Food. A cauliflower-off? What better way to pay tribute to the awesomeness that is this dish.
I realise that my honour is at stake here. If I am defeated I will probably skulk off home, put on a guilty indulgence type chick-flick (Pretty Woman anyone?) and grab a hunk of chocolate. Or maybe just a hunk*. Choices, choices.
So dear readers, I need you to try this out and
gang up with me convince Carla that this spicy tender cauliflower in a tangy tomato sauce is in fact the best rendition of the vegetable that you've had. Can I count on you?
Tomato Braised CauliflowerAdapted from Steamy Kitchen on TLC
Delicious accompanied by succulent lamb chops and steaming rice.
1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil1 small onion, finely chopped
1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) turmeric2 tbsp (30 ml) tomato paste
1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice2 tsps (10 ml) Dijon mustard1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) dried thyme
2 dried bay leaves4 roma tomatoes, dicedsalt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a saucepan. Add the onion, cauliflower and turmeric and cook for five minutes or until glistening and fragrant.2. Add the tomato paste, lemon juice, mustard and thyme and fry another 1 - 2 minutes, then add tomatoes and bay leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper, cover and turn heat down to medium-low. Simmer for 10 - 15 minutes or until cauliflower is tender.
Nutritional info (per serving): Calories 113.3 , Total fat 3.8 g, Saturated fat 0.5 g, Polyunsaturated fat 0.5 g, Monounsaturated fat 2.5 g, Cholesterol 0.0 mg, Sodium 222.6 mg, Potassium 943.1 mg, Total carbohydrate 17.1 g, Dietary fiber 5.6 g, Sugars 1.6 g, Protein 4.6 g
Good source of: Vitamin C 160.9 %, Vitamin A 24. 7 %, Vitamin B-6 18.9 %
*Of course I mean TheHusband!