Sunday, February 19, 2012

Smokey Mashed Fauxtatoes

what you need:
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon celtic sea salt
  • 10 grinds black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup coconut oil
what you do:
Wash the cauliflower, cut into small pieces, and steam until slightly soft (if you don't do this you will have to let them smoke for a veeeeery long time). Let them cool then place them in a plastic bag. Pour in some olive oil and the rest of the spices and garlic. Mix really well - it helps to leave some air in the bag.
 Place the cauliflower pieces in a pot that you can place in your smoker.
Get your smoker going and put the cauliflower in the smoker. Smoke for 6 to 8 hours. Below is the kind of smoker we are using - it's a green egg wannabe. 
Today we are also making Smoked Mushrooms so that's what you see in the bottom of the smoker in the picture below.
After about 4 hours of smoking, melt the coconut oil and add it to the cauliflower in the smoker. Smoke another 2 hours or so. When the cauliflower is nice and soft, remove from smoker and puree in a food processor. Add salt, pepper, and/or other spices if necessary and to taste. Yum!

We ate this with a grilled t-bone, smoked mushrooms, and homemade sauerkraut.
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