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Thursday, March 25, 2021

Cauliflower with Gruyere sauce


Plain steamed or microwaved cauliflower turns into something extraordinary when you cover it with this rich-tasting twist on a classic cheese sauce.

SERVINGS: 4   |  TOTAL TIME: 23 min

    Ingredients
  • 8 cup(s) cauliflower
  • bite-size florets
  • 4 teaspoon flour, all-purpose
  • 1 cup(s) 1% milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup(s) cheese, Gruyere, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon chives, fresh or chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pepper, black ground to taste

Directions

1. Place cauliflower florets in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets in a microwave-safe bowl with 1/4 cup water, cover and microwave on High for 2 to 4 minutes.)

2. Meanwhile, whisk flour with 2 tablespoons milk until smooth. Heat the remaining milk in a saucepan over medium heat until steaming. Add the flour mixture; cook, whisking, until the sauce bubbles and thickens, 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Remove from heat; stir in Gruyere, chives (or parsley), garlic, salt and pepper. Spoon over the cauliflower and serve.

Nutrition Details
per serving
  • Calories 136, Fat 6g, Cholesterol 18mg, Sodium 247mg, Saturated Fat 3g, Protein 10g, Fiber 5g, Carbohydrates 13g

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Recipe : Double Parmesan Mashed Cauliflower

Creamy, buttery mashed cauliflower is the low carb side dish of your dreams

Boil 6 cups fresh cauliflower florets in salted water until super tender.
Drain well and place in a food processor (I prefer my immersion blender to get it real smooth most times)
2tbsp grass-fed butter, 1/2 cup finely grated high quality Parmesan cheese & 1-2tbsp sour cream.

Pulse until smooth & don’t add any other liquid if you can help it, but if you must then add more sour cream. The chives & extra kerrygold butter are a non-negotiable

Recipe : Cucumbers with Ajo Blanco Sauce

This ajo blanco sauce has is garlic-pungent, rich from almonds, and tart with sherry vinegar.

YIELD: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 5 mini seedless or Persian cucumbers (about 12 oz.)
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 tsp. sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar, divided
  • 3/4 cup blanched almonds, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Flaky sea salt

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut cucumbers about 1" thick on a steep diagonal and place in a medium bowl. Add a large pinch of kosher salt and 2 tsp. vinegar and toss to combine; let marinate 10 minutes. Pour off any liquid that is released.

2. Toast 1/4 cup almonds on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing once, until golden, about 5 minutes. Let cool, then coarsely chop. Set aside.

3. Blend garlic, oil, remaining 1 tsp. vinegar, remaining ½ cup almonds, and 1/2 cup ice water in a blender until smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes; season generously with salt.

4. Divide sauce among plates and top with cucumber salad and chopped almonds. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

Notes
Sauce can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Recipe : Meatballs with Rosemary

Serves 3

Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 750g (1lb 10oz) minced beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp Chinese plum sauce (Duck Sauce)
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1–2 tbsp mint or basil, finely chopped
  • Salt and black pepper

Directions

Mix together all the ingredient and then shape into meatballs the size of a walnut. Cook the meatballs, a few at a time, in a saucepan over a medium heat for about five minutes until they are golden-brown on all sides. Allow any fat to drain off on to kitchen paper.