Poor Man's "Shrimp" Cocktail

1
Pam Stewart

By
@gigi2six

My February Bon Appetit magazine came last week and I saw this recipe on the RSVP page. Chef Kevin Roberts turns cauliflower into a recipe that really tastes like shrimp after giving it a hot bath in geniusly seasoned water and a dunk in some cocktail sauce.
It was hard to believe it could possibly come close. Give it a try and see what you think. A great treat for your vegan or allergic guests for Superbowl!!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
MANY
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    dry crab boil seasoning ( such as old bay, zatarain's or mccormick
  • 1/4 c
    kosher salt
  • 2
    yellow onions, quartered
  • 6
    garlic cloves
  • 3
    lemons, halved crosswise
  • 2
    1 pound heads of cauliflower, cored and trimmed inot 2" florets
  • ·
    cocktail sauce

How to Make Poor Man's "Shrimp" Cocktail

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine crab boil, salt, onions, garlic and 6 quarts of water in a large pot. Squeeze juice from lemons into pot and add lemon halves. Set pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes to let flavors meld.
  2. With a slotted spoon remove onions, garlic and lemons from broth and discard.
  3. Return liquid to a boil.
  4. Add cauliflower; turn off heat and let stand until cauliflower is crisp tender about 5-10 minutes.
  5. Drain; spread out cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet and let cool completely. Chill or serve at room temp. We liked it best chilled.
  6. Arrange cauliflower on a platter and serve with cocktail sauce.
  7. Can be done ahead.....Cauliflower can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.

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About Poor Man's "Shrimp" Cocktail

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian



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