2 heads cauliflower, steam for 5 minutes, then break into bite size pieces
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup almond or chickpea flour
1 cup almond milk, warmed
2 cups freshly grated mozzarella cheese
3 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup grated muenster
2 cups ricotta
1 pinch black pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1-1/2 cups panko bread crumbs. Mix separately, the panko with the parmesan. Set aside.
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tablespoons butter, melted, then add to Panko topping
1. Chop, slice, cut everything that needs this initial preparation.
2. Preheat oven to 350o
3. Oil a very large baking dish
4. Sautee in olive oil, the onion, scallion, shallots, jalapeno, garlic. When onion and garlic are soft, add all other spices and seasoning and stir together well.
5. Toast the mustard seeds, then add them to the onion mixture.
6. Steam the cauliflower for 5 minutes or less. It needs to stay crisp. Drain; return to pot. When completely drained, pat with paper towel and put into the large oiled baking dish
7. In a saucepan, melt 3 Tablespoons butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth and make your roux; whisk in the warmed milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until thickened. Now, lower heat and stir in the ricotta very well.
8. Stir into the saucepan everything from the onion mixture. Make sure to mix very well into all of the milky ingredients.
9. Stir in muenster and cheddar cheeses.
10. Finally, pour all of the cheesy mixture over the cauliflower and toss well so that the vegetables are all covered with the cheesy mixture.
11. In a separate bowl, toss bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese and melted butter; sprinkle over top of casserole.
12. Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes or until bubbly and top is golden brown.
The Big Apple always loved Edward Albee, who passed away just a few years ago. This year NYC is honoring the great playwright, with two revivals: Three Tall Women, on B'way and At Home At The Zoo, off-B'way at Signature Theater, where we are patrons. We're seeing the B'way production later this Spring. Saturday we saw the off-B'way production and loved it. The acting is superb. If you like Theater of the Absurd, you shouldn't miss either of these Albee revivals.
We discovered a new seafood restaurant connected to the W Hotel on B'way and 47th Street, Blue Fin. The food was excellent, service was very good, casual dress--- not fancy; we would go again.