Coliflor en Aguacate (Cauliflower in avocado sauce)

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Coliflor en Aguacate (Cauliflower in avocado sauce)
Coliflor en Aguacate (Cauliflower in avocado sauce)
Servings:Serves 6
Calories per serving:18
Ready in:14 minutes
not including guacamole
Prep. time:4 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Difficulty:Easy
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:17th January 2013

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!

This recipe could be served as a side-dish or as a dipping-style starter or mezze.


Ingredients

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the guacamole

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

to garnish

60 g (2 oz) queso fresco, crumbled - a goats' cheese would work well in this recipe

Method

  1. Add the cauliflower florets, sat and star anise to a large pan of boiling water.
  2. Allow the water to return to the boil and cook until the cauliflower if to your liking - 5 minutes should leave it al-dente.

as a vegetable dip

  1. 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

  1. Arrange the cooked cauliflower florets in a bowl, pour your chosen guacamole over the florets and top with the crumbled cheese.

Serving suggestions

Serve as soon as the cauliflower is cooked so as not to lose the unique flavour.

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