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Cauliflower

Buying

Make sure that the outer leaves are not wilted and that there are no black spots on the head or other signs of decay.

Storing

Store cauliflower in the fridge. A whole head should last up to 2 weeks. If chopped before storing, the florets should be fine for about a week. Cooked cauliflower does not store well. Keep it in the fridge for a maximum of 2-3 days.

Freezing

Blanch for 3 minutes and freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag.

Freezer life

up to 1 year

Using up

Use up in soups and stews. Cauliflower can be whizzed in a food processor to make a crumb that is perfect for making pizza bases. This can also be used to make “cauliflower rice”.

Good to know!

Just like broccoli, the stalks of cauliflower are edible and can be chopped and used with the florets. Cauliflower stems and stalks work really well in a homemade kimchi. This preservation technique is very easy once you’ve tried it…delicious too! Leave out the fish sauce to suit the Irish palate.

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