Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Healthy as per need Cauliflower Delight with sausage

So here is the funny thing about healthy food items. Many an item can be as healthy or as rich but say not so healthy as you make it. Today's choice the lovely cauliflowers. While I sigh while paying Rs20 per small cauliflower head , which should be well not more than Rs7 this is a Winter's delight that I just cannot avoid.

So there can be so many recipes with this lovely vegetable will make cauliflower lovers such as myself squeak with delight. So bake it with a cheesy cheese sauce and you have a delightfully creamy, rich , well not very healthy dinner. Try a roasted cauliflower dip and it is delightful.

Healthy can also change as per course , time, country , size etc . So here is what I did, used two small heads , so say 1 medium head, got a bit of inspiration from Martha Stewart and dinner was served in less than 20 minutes.

So since I was serving it as a main course I added 70gm of beautiful fresh sausage, fresh from Kalman's,their  famous Hungarian sausages with lots of black pepper and garlic and served it with some grilled red bell pepper.

To keep things healthy I brought water to a boil with a pinch of salt and added the cauliflower florets and boiled for 4 minutes. Sauteed the chopped Hungarian sausages and added 5 small garlic cloves and 1 small onion. Drained the cauliflower and added that and then used a mix of flavours and once coated well dinner was served. Durign this time popped in a few strips of red bell pepper in the grill and grilled till soft and flavoured.

Had I served this as a side, I would have omitted  the sausages and followed Martha by marinating for 10 hours and serving it with a juicy tender grilled chicken breast.

So all you need is:

2 small cauliflower heads
70g of spicy sausages
1 small onion
5 to 6 garlic cloves sliced very finely
Salt as per taste
Half a tsp of chili flakes
1 tablespoonful of freshly chopped parsley
1.2 tablespoonful of red wine vinegar. You can always change the amount as per your killing for sharp taste
1 heaped tsp homemade mustard sauce , (it is very thick)

1 red bell pepper striped

So start by gathering things. Chop the cauliflower in florets (make a little cut at the end and this helps cook it faster) and cook in boiling water (with a pinch of salt) for 4 minutes. Whisk red wine vinegar , mustard and chili flakes and keep aside. Drain and keep aside. Chop the parsley and sausages, finely chop garlic and onions and most of the parsley .  Brush the pan with oil and saute the sausages. After a minute add the garlic and onion. Once they are well cooked but not browned add the cauliflowers. Coat with the whisked dressing and let it get well coated. Add salt if necessary. Serve with parsley as garnish.

While your cauliflower is cooking pop in the bell peppers for grilling with olive oil , salt and chili flakes. Once grilled as per liking serve with the cauliflower. Healthy dinner, healthy you.

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