Cauliflower Orecchiette Recipe
June 3, 2016
I haven’t been able to eat cauliflower since I moved out of home as a teenager. I am not sure if it was a version of the claggy white sauce or the steamed-to-within-an-inch-of-sogginess that caused my dislike of this vegetable. I dislike the smell of it cooking and everything about it. Until now. I am not going to pretend I love it now because I don’t however, this dish has introduced me to it’s potential and I enjoyed it. I would make and eat this dish again.
There is no need to read through my recipe and point out that I have pretty much covered the flavour of the cauliflower with a combination of the fennel, garlic and prosciutto. It is true, I know it and I did it on purpose so I could bring myself to eat it! The up-side is that I am now willing to try it in many more recipes and have even planted some seeds to grow some in the garden. This is something I’ve not previously grown as I thought I’d never eat it. I only ever grow food that I like to use in cooking. Mr Fresh loves cauliflower but as I do all of the cooking and look after the vegetable garden I choose what’s grown and what is for dinner. Time to let go of old notions and move into a new time of fresher flavours and recipes to explore.
This is my recipe to turn cauliflower haters into cauliflower eaters. Creating a cheesy full-flavoured, multi-textural meal to convince your palette to try cauliflower in some other dishes and forms.
Are you growing cauliflower this winter? What is your favourite way to eat it?
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