Roasted and mashed cauliflower with sun-dried tomatoes salsa

It seems that I’ve already posted recipes with all possible varieties of cabbage and for unknown reasons cauliflower was an exception. It’s time to break this circle 🙂 The only dish with cauliflower I had known before was simply boiled cauliflower and then served with greens, garlic and cheese. I decided to extend my horizons and cook something more exciting this time.
A few notes before I share the recipe. I use tahini paste in this recipe because since I’ve often started to cook hummus, tahini can be always found in my kitchen. It’s already the third recipe with tahini I’m sharing here. The first was pumpkin bread and the second was beet hummus.
Here is the recipe for cauliflower “steaks” with mashed cauliflower and sun-dried tomatoes salsa.
(🇸🇰 slovenský preklad nájdete za anglickým textom)

Ingredience
(makes 2 portions)
1 middle sized cauliflower
1 tbs of tahini
1 tbs of dried oregano (new discovery: oregano and cauliflower is a match made in culinary heaven)
olive oil, salt
for salsa: 2 tbs of sun-dried tomatoes, 2 tbs of olive oil, 1 tsp of sesame seeds (not necessary), 1 tbs of lemon juice, pinch of salt and pepper.
Chopped parsley for serving
Directions
1. Cut outer leaves from cauliflower, remove thick stems and cut into florets. Cut florets into 2cm thick “steaks” cutting rounded edges. Season with salt and cook florets on a preheated pan with oil until slightly brown turning from time to time.
2. Transfer cauliflower to a baking dish, add oregano and a few tbs of water on the bottom of the dish. Bake in the oven preheated to 200C until steams are tender. (It took around 25 minutes in my case).
3. Meanwhile take all cauliflower leftovers (except leaves) and cook in a boiling salted water until tender (it takes around 7 minutes). Drain, make cool and then mix with tahini and 1 tbs of olive oil. Taste and season with more salt if necessary. Set aside.
4. Make a salsa: dice dried tomatoes and then mix with lemon juice, sesame seeds, olive oil, salt and pepper.
5. When roasted cauliflower is ready, spoon mashed cauliflower over the plate, add “steaks” on the top, add salsa and serve with fresh parsley.
The combination of soft and tender mashed cauliflower with “steaks” and salsa is just amazing.

🇸🇰 Karfiolové “steaky” s karfiolovou kašou a salsou zo sušených paradajok
Ingrediencie
(na 2 porcie)
1 stredne veľký karfiol
1 pl tahini pasty
1 pl sušeného oregana (nový objav: oregano a karfiol sa k sebe úžasne hodia)
olivový olej, soľ
na salsu: 2 pl sušených paradajok, 2 pl olivového oleja, 1 čl sezamu (toto môžete vynechať), 1 pl citrónovej šťavy, štipka soli a korenia.
Nakrájaný petržlen na servírovanie
Postup
1. Odrežeme z karfiolu vonkajšie listy, odstránime hrubé stopky a rozdelíme karfiol na ružičky. Ružičky nakrájame priečne na 2cm hrubé plátky. Osolíme a opražíme na miernom ohni na predhriatej panvici s olejom, až kým karfiol nezhnedne. Plátky z času na čas otáčame.
2. Prenesme karfiol do pekáča, posypme oreganom a pridáme na dno pekáča niekoľko lyžíc vody. Pečieme v rúre predhriatej na 200°C, až kým karfiol úplne nezmäkne. (v mojom prípade to trvalo asi 25 minút).
3. Medzitým všetky zvyšky karfiolu (s výnimkou listov) varíme vo vriacej osolenej vode, až kým nebudú mäkké (trvá asi 7 minút). Scedíme, necháme trošku vychladnúť a rozmixujeme najemno s tahini pastou a lyžicou olivového oleja. Osolíme podla chuti v prípade potreby.
4. Urobíme salsu: sušené paradajky nakrájame a potom premiešame s citrónovou šťavou, sezamovými semienkami, olivovým olejom, soľou a korením.
5. Keď je karfiol upečený, servírujeme ho na tanieri s karfiolovou kašou, pridáme salsu a podávame s nasekanou petržlenovou vňaťou.

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