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    Default How to cook cauliflower for best flavour

    Hi all. I was dining at what I would regard as a good local cafe last year and got served cauliflower with my meal, the intense flavour was amazing, when asked on another day how he cooks his cauliflower, he said that he “just boils it” but I’m sure something had to have been added to lift that flavour. Does anyone know the secret please?

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    Freshness is the best flavour enhancer for all veg I think Other than that, I don't know what could've made the difference. I think the most important for both broccoli (calabrese) and cauliflower is that you drain very well, and let excess water steam off to avoid it being watery.
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    2 ways of doing Cauli

    Boiled but left aldenti, then smothered in cheese and grilled. 2nd way is to just compost it...
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    Steamed....never boiled
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    I'd go with composting it...…………………...
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    Some people like it al dente, some soft and mushy. Some caulis have a stronger taste than others and a lot depends on the size they are when harvested. Too many imponderables!!
    Maybe a cookery forum could give you the answers you're looking for?
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    Salt... chefs add way more salt than home cooks do, because it lifts the flavours. As home cooks, we read all the bad press salt (rightly) gets, and err on the side of caution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bario1 View Post
    Salt... chefs add way more salt than home cooks do
    Yep...seasoning (sounds posher)
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