Coliflor en Aguacate (Cauliflower in avocado sauce)
A variation of Diana Kennedy's Coliflor en Aguacate recipe from her brilliant Mexican cookery bible: The essential cuisines of Mexico ISBN 9780307587725 - mine was about £7 from Amazon and it's looking to be the best cook-book I own!
- 450 g (1 lb) cauliflower, trimmed of leaves and cut into florets
- 2 whole star anise (2 complete star anise - not 2 'petals')
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- Chose from one of the following (or use commercially prepared guacamole)
- A simple Guacamole recipe
- An authentic Mexican version, Guacamole con aceite de oliva
- An Anglicised version of Diana Kennedy's guacamole recipe, Tostadas de guacamole y crema
- A red guacamole, Guacamole rojo
- Add the cauliflower florets, sat and star anise to a large pan of boiling water.
- Allow the water to return to the boil and cook until the cauliflower if to your liking - 5 minutes should leave it al-dente.
- Serve your chosen guacamole in a bowl topped with the crumbled cheese and place in the middle of a large platter, surrounded by the cooked cauliflower florets.
as a side-dish
- Arrange the cooked cauliflower florets in a bowl, pour your chosen guacamole over the florets and top with the crumbled cheese.
Serve as soon as the cauliflower is cooked so as not to lose the unique flavour.
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