Challenging Arts & Crafts

Braised Cauliflowers

A truly enjoyabe meal and easily prepared...The ones available locally
 come from the Mediterranean area (Spain, Italy & France).
 Cauliflower is rich in Vitamin C , low in fat and carbohydrates.
  I prefer to cook it with liquid.. Hope you enjoy this as much as we enjoyed it at home..

Braised Cauliflowers


1 head cauliflower
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1 bunch of spring onions
2 medium size carrots
1 each red & green bell pepper cut into 2 cm squares
200 grams of ham, cut into cubes of 1 cm
1 tbsp soya sauce
fresh parsley, cut 
1 tsp heaved nutmeg powder
3 cups milk
salt & ground black pepper
2 tbsp flour dissolved in 4 tbsp water


Divide the cauliflower into flowerettes using fingers separating 
it into small pieces, wash and set aside. Meanwhile, peel & cut
 the carrots, dice the bell peppers and  cut spring onion
 into cubes or small pieces as shown in the photo above. 

Heat a pan with 2 tbsp olive oil & fry the crushed garlic
 til it becomes golden Brown. Add the diced ham ,
 bell peppers,  cut spring onions... mix thoroughly
  & stir fry for about 4-5 minutes. 

Add  the 3 cups of milk, let it boil then cover and  simmer under
 low heat for  about  10 minutes or til vegetables become soft.
 Add the nutmeg powder &  soya Sauce. If the milk has evaporated , add 
more 1/2 cup & continue stirring,  add the fresh parsley and  season
 with salt & pepper ... Lastly, add the dissolved flour  and
 continue stirring til  liquid becomes thick but well blended. 
Serve hot with white bread or potato patties.

Cutting parsley I grow in pots. A bunch is enough for the braised cauliflower..

Happy Cooking!!!