Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Veg bad

Are you a fan of Wallace and Gromit?  In their feature length movie, Wallace in trying to eat more vegetables.  And then he decides to use his hatred of vegetables to reduce rabbits desire for them.  He sits there and says "Veg bad. Veg bad." while this machine sucks his brain waves into a vat of fluffy bunnies.  Ultimately, it all fails, but I find that line quite comical. 
So today, in my efforts to prove that veg bad is not true, I'm sharing one of our favorite veg recipes.  We served this one time to someone who claimed they did not like cauliflower and they ended up enjoying it.  I have a feeling that you can use just about any vegetable in the place of cauliflower. It does not have to be fresh cauliflower, you can use frozen veg as well.  I did have something very similar to this at a local Greek restaurant that used green beans and it was delicious.  I normally just use crushed tomatoes but you can also put any canned or fresh tomato in the food processor, blender or smoosh by hand. 

Cauliflower Greek Style




Serves 4-8



1 large head of cauliflower

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion chopped (about 1-1 ½ cups)

2 cloves garlic minced

14-15 ounces tomato puree

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

¼ cup parsley (chopped)



Wash and separate cauliflower florets

Heat the oil in a wok (or other deep frying pan) and sauté onions. Add tomato puree, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook for about 10 minutes to reduce liquid. Add cauliflower, cook until tender (10-15 minutes) Add parsley as garnish.

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