Whipped Parmesan Cauliflower (and the easiest salmon ever)
We’ve been doing super easy dinners this week because Ben’s been working ’till all hours and I still haven’t mastered the “cook dinner alone with a cranky toddler at your feet without losing your mind.” So, Lincoln and I are both much happier when I spend as few minutes in the kitchen around 5 pm as possible. Wednesday night it was Chipotle but last night I just grabbed an extra large filet of salmon at Kroger while grocery shopping. Between the salmon and some frozen veggies, I spent a total of 3 minutes on dinner and felt like we were eating at a four star restuarant. Plus, Lincoln loves salmon almost as much as I do and finding something that is easy and healthy that doesn’t require a battle of the wills is a complete win.
A healthy alternative to mashed potatoes, this whipped cauliflower is light, delicious and a perfect complement to seafood. It’s hard to remember that you’re actually eating a vegetable 😉
What You’ll Need:
- 1 full head cauliflower
- 2 heaping Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
- 4 Tbsp. butter, softened
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- Parsley, for garnish
- Salt and pepper to taste
What You’ll Do:
- Boil the cauliflower on the stove top for 10 minutes or until it’s soft. Remove the cauliflower from the water and pat dry with paper towels.
- Puree the cauliflower, milk, butter and cheese in a food processor. Serve warm with a parsley garnish.
P.S. Have you tried the Easy for you! Seafood at Kroger? Right at the seafood counter they seasoned my filet at no extra cost. I opted for the Captain’s Pick (what Ben and I have been ordering for months) with the Atlantic salmon, which included a bourbon glaze with butter and a lemon garnish. The fish was put in a special foil bag with cooking directions. All I had to do when I got home was poke a hole in the bag, follow the directions, and enjoy the salmon. We’ve had this so many times since they started offering the Easy for You! Seafood a couple of months ago that I’ve lost count. If you’re near a Kroger and you’re a seafood fan, you have to try it.
Definitely trying this-it sounds delicious!