Day 11 – melt-in-your-mouth cauliflower

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February 13, 2009 by missmegany

The cauliflower was pan fried then baked in the oven to melt-in-your-mouth texture. I loved it. Unfortunately, there wasn’t nearly enough of it! We finished the cauliflower for dinner. It had been pan fried then baked in the oven to melt-in-your-mouth texture.

The cous cous was nice and simple, but the balsamic vinegar/sugar/butter/raisin sauce really made it. It went well with the cauliflower AND the cous cous. The only problem was that it congealed overnight and looked REALLY gross this morning. I chose not to include it in my lunch.

Roasted Cauliflower (6p total, 3p per serving!) Cauliflower and sauce recipe taken from this book (I think it’s this book…)

2T vegetable oil (6p)
1 medium cauliflower (RIVERFORD)

Preheat oven to 180C
Heat 2 T veg oil in a pan on high heat.
Once the oil is heated, add the cauliflower cut into florets.
Keep turning the cauliflower to avoid burning but allow it to brown on the edges.
Remove from heat
Add to baking sheet or roasting pan, drizzle oil from pan on top.
Sprinkle salt lightly on top of cauliflower
Bake until tender.

Balsamic raisin sauce for cauliflower (61p total, 15p per serving)

50g raisins (12p)
75g butter (38p)
2T balsamic (10p)
1 1/2t sugar (1p)

Melt butter, mix in other ingredients into pan, and keep on low heat. Make about 10-15 min before serving the meal.

Cous cous with cabbage and onion – serves 6 (13p per serving) (Made up by Mac)
2T veg oil (6p)
1T mustard seed (16p)
1/2 cabbage (RIVERFORD)
pinch chili flakes (2p)
1/2T stock (3p)
1 1/2 tsp chili oil (4p)
1 1/2c cous cous (44p)

Heat 2T veg oil
Add 1 T mustard seed and cook until crackling.
Chop up 1/2 cabbage into fairly thin slices and add that and a pinch of chili flakes into the pan.
Cook until tender.
In a bowl, add 1 1/2c cous cous with 1/2 T stock, 1 1/2 tsp chili oil and 3c boiling water. Stir the boiling water into the cous cous and allow to sit 10 min.
Once you’re about ready to serve the meal, add the cous cous to the cabbage and stir in.

Breakfast – Megan oatmeal – 13p, Mac had nothing
Lunch – leftover beet and broccoli – 41p, Mac had beet and leftover hot pot – (34p + 19p) 53p
At Work – Megan had 3 cups of tea – 12p, Mac had 1 – 3p
Dinner – Really nice roasted cauliflower (3p) Served with cous cous (13p) and a really nice balsamic sauce. wonderful! (15p) for a grand total of 31p
Riverford – 75p

TOTAL: Mac £1.62 – Megan £1.72


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