Oh, how I love this mash! So happy to have found an alternative to potato mash that my man loves. This one is light and fluffy and is wonderful served as a side to fish or meat or make it into a healthy fish pie.
And it’s fast to prepare. The florets (or you can grate the cauli if you prefer) cook in a little water for 5 minutes. Add a little butter to the water if you are ok with it. If not add a drizzle of olive oil at the end. The stick blender mashes it in seconds.
My little trick to both avoid a super strong smell and to make it easier on guts that find it hard to digest is to add a pinch of food grade bicarbonate of soda. It really works and doesn’t alter the taste.
INGREDIENTS for 3-4 people
- 2 tablespoons of butter (or replace with olive oil at the end)
- 1 large cauliflower
- Salt & pepper
- 1 or 2 tbsp of chopped parsley
- Coarsely grate the cauliflower in the food processor or just separate the florets from the main stem by hand (slice it into small chunks)
- Place the butter in the bottom of a large pan if using, add 4 tablespoons of water and the chopped cauli. Add a pinch of food grade bicarbonate of soda to help absorb the pungent smell.
- Add a big pinch of sea salt
- Put the lid on and steam boil for around five minutes until cauliflower is tender.
- Puree with a hand blender until creamy.
- Stir in some olive oil if you wish, taste for seasoning and sprinkle with chopped parsley.