Cooking cauliflower. Many people find cooking cauliflower unpleasant (because of the smell), but, with crusted bread, it can all be solved! There are several different cooking methods for cauliflower, including boiling, steaming, roasting, grilling, and sautéing. Regardless of the cooking method you choose, we will give you cooking times (and cooking temperatures) for cauliflower. Translation in French: chou-fleur
Cooking time cauliflower
How do I cook cauliflower?
- Preparing cauliflower
- Cooking cauliflower in a pot
- Cooking cauliflower with a steamer
- Cooking cauliflower in an oven (roasted)
- Cooking cauliflower on a grill (barbecued)
- Cooking cauliflower in a pan (sauteed)
- Cooking cauliflower couscous (in a pan)
Here are simple steps to prepare cauliflower:
Remove the outer (green) leaves, then wash the cauliflower and cut it into small florets.
Cook cauliflower in pot
Cooking cauliflower in a pot. Boiling is the most common method for cooking cauliflower. Here’s what to do:
1. Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot
2. Add the cauliflower florets and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until it is tender.
Cook cauliflower steamer
Cooking cauliflower with a steamer. Steaming is another popular method for cooking cauliflower:
1. Place the cauliflower florets in a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water
2. Cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until it is tender.
Cooking cauliflower in an oven. Roasting is another option for cooking cauliflower:
1. Preheat the oven at 400°F (200°C)
2. Put the cauliflower florets on a baking tray, drizzle with oil, and season with salt and pepper.
3. Roast for 20-30 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and caramelized.
Cooking cauliflower on a grill. Grilling cauliflower is a great option to add a smoky flavor to the vegetable. To grill cauliflower:
1. Prepare the cauliflower and cut into florets; spray with olive oil. Season to taste.
2. Grill over medium-high heat for about 5-7 minutes, or until it is tender.
Cook cauliflower in pan
Cooking cauliflower in a pan or a skillet. Sautéing cauliflower involves cooking it in a pan with a small amount of oil until tender.
Here are the steps to follow:
1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Optional: Add chopped onion and garlic to the pan and sauté for 2-3 minutes until they are softened.
2. Add the cauliflower florets to the pan and season it with salt and pepper.
3. Sauté the cauliflower for 5-7 minutes, or until it is tender.
Cook cauliflower couscous in pan
Cooking cauliflower couscous in a pan. Here is how to prepare cauliflower couscous and cook it:
1. Cut the cauliflower into small florets and place them in a food processor. Make sure that they have been dried properly. Pulse the cauliflower until it is finely chopped and resembles couscous.
2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the cauliflower, salt, and pepper (to taste) and sauté for about 5-7 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender.
3. Serve the cauliflower couscous hot.
You can add parsley and/or chopped garlic.
My personal variation is some kind of chicken risotto (but with cauliflower): sauté onions with olive oil, add diced chicken. When the chicken is almost done, add the cauliflower couscous. Season to taste. Et Voilà! Gluten Free is an added bonus!
Cauliflower is a nutritious vegetable that belongs to the cruciferous family, which also includes broccoli, cabbage, and kale. It is low in calories and high in fiber, making it a great addition to any healthy diet. Cauliflower is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, potassium, and folate.