Freezing cauliflower

Discussion in 'Fruit, Nuts & Vegetables' started by atomicsmoke, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Was going to post this in Preserving forum but there was no "freezing" section.

    Got five heads of cauliflower. Set half a head aside to eat raw and shredded the rest (after washing with salt water).

    Cooked the shreds in the microwave for 5 minutes (in batches), cooled, froze, then vacpacked.

    Makes for a quick side.
    Can be nuked seasoned for a few more minutes before serving, or fried in a pan with some butter or olive oil.

    We love cauliflower rice (they taste nothing like rice - don't know who came up with the name).
     
  2. akdutchguy

    akdutchguy Meat Mopper

    Looks good. We do cauliflower rice as well. Real rice is hard on my body. I'm a diabetic and it sure raises the blood sugar like a home sick angel.
    Jason
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It also makes a good filler in soups and sauces. We blend it in with a immersion blender. We also sneak it into the Mac n cheese so the kids get veggies without knowing it!!
     
  4. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Also filler in .... fillings

    Here are pimento peppers and tomatoes filled with pulled pork and cauliflower rice.
     
  5. akdutchguy

    akdutchguy Meat Mopper

    Can I come over for dinner. Those look amazing.
    Jason
     
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Pureed! Pepper, 1tsp Chicken Base and more Butter than the Dr. will ever hear about and the kids were not convinced they were not eating mashed taters....JJ
     
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great tip from JJ!  Also a great preparation for squash.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  8. sigmo

    sigmo Smoking Fanatic

    Excellent tips. I love cauliflower in any form to begin with, and its a lot healthier than taters if you're watching the carbs.

    Now you guys have me thinking about smoking some!

    I've gotta try some of your ideas.

    Tabbed in.
     

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