The Man and I have been sketching out our Thanksgiving menu. We’ll be having only three second-family friends join us this year, mostly due to my current semi-invalidity. We’re doing an Indian theme, as in, “if Columbus had actually found India, what might Thanksgiving taste like?” To that end, we’ve been conducting some experiments with various potential dishes, such as this one:
Mock Mashed Potatoes, Indian-flavored
1 head of cauliflower
1/2 stick of butter (4 T)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 c coconut milk, yogurt, or some other liquid (my co-op is now selling these in mini 6-packs, which does not come in a can–nickel allergy–and says it has no preservatives; and of course you could make your own)
ground black pepper
- Chop up the cauliflower and steam it until very soft.
- When it’s cool enough to handle but still warm, put the cauliflower and all of the other ingredients into a food processor and pulse or blend until you get the consistency you like.