Friday, December 9, 2011
These little tiny cauliflower heads caught my eye at the market the other day. Actually the fava’s beans were my first choice. A bag of both vegetables were purchased from this Santa Rosa, California farmer. A little nibble of this brassica oleracea produced a sweet flavor on the old taste buds. This will be a good candidate for the grill.
The preparation was simple. The outer green leaves of the cauliflowers were plucked and discarded. The tiny heads were blanched in boiling salted water briefly. Once drained and patted dry, a sprinkling of a prepared barbeque rub was applied. We have a handy grill basket that works great keeping the smaller food items from falling through the grates.
Smokey, sweet, a little crunchy made this vegetable a great accompaniment to our meal. Sometimes I actually enjoy vegetables. Did I just say that?