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Poor Man's Shrimp Coctail

Thursday, August 30, 2012


Poor Man's "Shrimp" CocktailBon Appétit | February 2012
by Kevin Roberts
Black Sheep, Richmond, VA
Chef Kevin Roberts transforms humble cauliflower into a dead ringer for shrimp cocktail with a brief poach in cleverly seasoned water and a dunk in cocktail sauce. "It's something my mom used to make for us," he explains. "As kids, we went to the lake a lot, and she would throw this down as a snack. It's also a great party option for vegetarians and people with shellfish allergies."
Yield: Makes 8 servings

1 cup dry crab boil seasoning (such as Zatarain's or Old Bay)
1/4 cup kosher salt
2 yellow onions, quartered
6 garlic cloves
3 lemons, halved crosswise
2 1-pounds heads of cauliflower, cored, trimmed into 2" florets
Cocktail sauce

Ingredient info: Crab boil seasoning is available at most supermarkets in the seafood or spice section, and at specialty foods stores.

Combine crab boil, salt, onions, garlic, and 6 quarts water in a large pot. Squeeze juice from lemons into pot and add lemon halves. Set pot over high heat and bring liquid to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes to let flavors meld. Using a slotted spoon, remove onions, garlic, and lemons from broth; discard. Return liquid to a rolling boil.
Add cauliflower; turn off heat, cover pot tightly, and let stand until cauliflower is crisp-tender, 5-10 minutes. Drain; spread out cauliflower on a rimmed baking sheet and let cool completely. DO AHEAD: Cauliflower can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.
Arrange room-temperature or chilled cauliflower on a platter with cocktail sauce for dipping.


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Chef Kevin Roberts transforms humble cauliflower into a dead ringer for shrimp cocktail with a brief poach in cleverly seasoned water and a dunk in cocktail sauce. "It's something my mom used to make for us," he explains. "As kids, we went to the lake a lot, and she would throw this down as a snack. It's also a great party option for vegetarians and people with shellfish allergies."

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BONNIEBELLE2 9/2/2012 12:58PM

    Sounds interesting...have only tried mashed cauliflower, cauliflower "rice" and cauliflower crusts....will have to add this to the list. Thanks for sharing :)

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GAYLLYNNE 8/31/2012 9:22AM

    What a great idea!! Sounds yummy. I think I will try this!!

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BLUEKITTYJAN 8/31/2012 2:24AM

    I might use this for our family Christmas Potluck

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EATVEGAN 8/31/2012 1:47AM

    This sounds like a great idea for seafood lovers who can't eat shrimp for whatever reason.
Janet

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MOMKAT4310 8/30/2012 8:59PM

    Sounds interesting. Not sure I can do the salt load. But I love cauliflower any way I have ever prepared it. If the crab boil is sodium free, I will try. Otherwise, I will roast lightly and still dip in my home made shrimp dipping sauce. Great Idea.

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REDRUDY5 8/30/2012 7:52PM

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MICHELE142 8/30/2012 3:17PM

   
Title of Blog - just popped my attention. Always on the hunt for new ways to cut that grocery budget and get those veggies in. Know my daughters will love to try this as they are with W.W. Will use this for L.D. weekend. Thanks a bunch!

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WALLAHALLA 8/30/2012 2:08PM

    sounds yummy

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ERIN1957 8/30/2012 1:49PM

    thanks for sharing this...love it!

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TORTILLAFLATS 8/30/2012 12:44PM

    It sounds like a great way to get more veggies in.
Thanks Chris!



Hugs, Gail

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TUBLADY 8/30/2012 12:33PM

    I do like cauliflower and might see how it tastes. But I love shrimp, it's low in calories and can fixed so many ways. I have food allergies, but not for shrimp, so shrimp is a weekly food in my meal plan.
Thanks for posting this for many who can't eat shrimp. gives them something to try.
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IOWAGRAMMA 8/30/2012 12:23PM

    It sounds interesting, but...not sure it will answer my love for shrimp/seafood. Thanks for sharing.

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DFROMTX 8/30/2012 9:34AM

    emoticon Sounds emoticon .......especially with the price of shrimp now.

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DSBRIDE 8/30/2012 9:23AM

    This sounds so good, I will have to try it!

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MRSCLAUS46 8/30/2012 8:52AM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! In recent years I've developed a severe allergy to shellfish and sea salt---this recipe means I don't have to sit by drooling while others enjoy an old favorite I can no longer have. Thank you so much for sharing.
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RSSSLHB 8/30/2012 8:45AM

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DOOBIE893 8/30/2012 8:31AM

    I am going to try this. Thank you for sharing. emoticon

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LOSER05 8/30/2012 8:25AM

    sounds great!

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VTMAID 8/30/2012 8:25AM

    Chris, have you tried this yet? It sounds really interesting.......
Hugs,
Kare
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AZMOMXTWO 8/30/2012 8:02AM

  sounds great

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