Sunday, August 8, 2010

Canning Cauliflower today

Canning cauliflower today.  I found there are little green worms in the cauliflower that I almost missed.  Slippery little fellas.  To get rid of them the solution is to soak the cauliflower in salted water for awhile.  So now that step has been added to the process.  I have also added some carrots to the cauliflower to give it some color.
Remember all the produce I am canning has come from a huge garden.  I am canning for someone else.  It is a challenge because I do not know what they like.  I was given a free ride card and told to just get er done.
Canned cauliflower can be used for a yummy sandwich spread I had at a shower once.  The cooked cauliflower is mashed and treated like you would tuna fish for a sandwich spread.  Add mayonnaise, chopped onion and celery, and seasoning your family likes.  I like some curry powder in mine.  The mayo can be cut with sour cream or yogurt to lower the calories and mellow the taste.  Try it you will be really surprised.


Kids and Canning Jars said...

Beautiful! I love cauliflower!

Mindy said...

That's a great serving idea for the cauliflower. Looks great too.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I am excited to find your blog! How long did you process your cauliflower? Did you use a pressure canner? I am having trouble finding information for canning cauliflower. Everything says it is not recommended, so any help you can give would be great! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

It isn't recommended because all of the brassica family can become very, very, very strong tasting when canned and many people do not like that. It is a taste issue. It is not a safety issue. It can be canned using a pressure canner like other vegetables.

That being said, since cauliflower is the mildest of the bunch, it is probably the best choice for canning.

Anonymous said...

I know you can use cauliflower like mashed potatoes, I wonder how this would work for that. I will have to try it.