On 16th, 17th & 18th June 2015, This was Dinner…
Is it me or is cauliflower taking steps up the fashionable food ladder?
When Mr S asked what was for dinner tonight and I said ‘cauli pizzaiola’, he pulled a face. Once he’d eaten it, he apologised for his pre-dinner judgemental face as it was so good.
- Cut a cauliflower into 8 wedges
- Halve some cherry toms
- Bash a few (unpeeled) garlic cloves
- Grate some parmesan
- Chop some parsley
- Preheat the oven to 180ºc (fan)
- Get breadcrumbs, mozzarella, dried oregano, chilli flakes, oil & seasoning ready
Brush wedges with oil and season. Place in an ovenproof dish and cook for 10 minutes.
Add the cherry tomatoes and the garlic cloves, season, throw in a glass of water and cook for another 25 minutes.
Tear up the mozzarella and dot over the cauliflower and tomatoes. Mix the parmesan with the breadcrumbs, parsley and a little seasoning and sprinkle over then cook for another 10 minutes.
We served ours with chapatis.
On Thursday I had visitors. Charlotte came with Tilly the lab. As I already had Turkey Mole on the list, I thought she would enjoy this. I should have remembered to tone down the chilli though.
- Season some turkey steaks
- Prepare some chicken stock
- Preheat the oven to 190ºc (fan)
- Get chopped tomatoes, blanched almonds, raisins, plain chocolate, garlic, sesame seeds, chilli powder, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground coriander, ground cumin, oil & seasoning ready
Whizz up the tomatoes, almonds, raisins, chocolate, garlic, sesame seeds and spices in a blender.
Pop on the heat with the stock and some seasoning. Just leave on a gentle heat to cook through whilst you cook your turkey.
Heat some oil in a pan and cook the steaks for a couple of minutes each side.
Pop on a baking tray and transfer to the oven. Cook for about 7-8 minutes, ensuring they are cooked through.
Serve with rice and then pour over the sauce.
I didn’t take a photo.
I didn’t get anything out for dinner on Thursday so we went with good old chips, egg & beans. Sometimes, something like this right hits the spot.