Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pan Seared Cod & Cheesy Cauliflower Puff

This evening, youngest son came for dinner.  We had pan seared fresh wild caught pacific cod that I picked up at Costco yesterday.  I made a simple mixture of almond flour, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne pepper.  I lightly dusted both sides of the fillets with the flour mixture and sauteed them on each side for about 5 minutes.  I also had some leftover extra sauteed fresh spinach that I mixed with some sliced fresh mushrooms and seasoned with salt and pepper and then after the cod was cooked, I moved the fillets to a baking pan and topped them with the spinach-mushroom combo and sprinkled with some finely grated Parmesan cheese and ran under the broiler for a few minutes until browned.  It was simple, easy and delicious!  I also tried a recipe I found on the back of the Publix weekly sale flyer for Cheesy Cauliflower Puff.  It sounded and looked good.  I modified it a bit to make it a little lower in carbs as well as grain free by substituting half-and-half for the milk as well as 1/2 cup almond flour with 2 tablespoons butter cut in for the "baking mix" called for in the recipe.  It had lots of cheese -- probably more than I really care for considering it only had 12-oz of cauliflower in the casserole.  It had 8 ounces of shredded white Vermont cheese, 1/2 cup of ricotta and 4 ounces of cream cheese as well as eggs.  While it was good, I probably would not make it again -- it was just too rich for my taste.  Below, I snapped a couple photos for you to see.  Enjoy!

Cheesy Cauliflower Puff
P.S. -- In case you are interested in the recipe I used for this Cheesy Cauliflower Puff, it can be found here at this link:  Cheesy Cauliflower Puff


Berniehoo said...

First of all I just want to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. I made your Awesome Golden Cheddar Broccoli Pie yesterday and it was so good. My husband had three helpings. When I first saw your post for today of the Cheesy Cauliflower Puff, I almost thought you had made the broccoli pie just substituting cauliflower until I read your entire post. I'm looking forward to experimenting with other veges, etc. with the broccoli pie recipe. Again, thank you for sharing your cooking creativity.

Anonymous said...

Time to bust out the grill,and throw some juicy steaks on them.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks, Berniehoo! I am so happy you enjoy the blog...and how awesome is that, that your husband liked the cheddar broccoli pie that he had 3 servings! That says more than words could ever say! :-) The cauliflower puff was good, but way too cheesy for me for no more cauliflower than it had. I could probably modify it now that I know the outcome! Again, thanks for letting me know you enjoy the blog! :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Anonymous! Don't worry, we will be busting out the grill and throwing some steaks on it soon! :-)