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Steamed Cauliflower with Lemon Butter Sauce - Recipe

This easy, attractive dish has a mild flavor and tastes as good as it looks.
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Steamed Cauliflower with Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe
  • Trim cauliflower: remove leaves and leaf stalks. Turn head over and trim out the center of the core, but not so much that the florets fall apart.
  • Heat about 2 inches salted water in the bottom of a steamer. Put whole head in the steamer basket and cook just until a sharp knife can pierce it with a slight resistance, 10-20 minutes, depending on the size of the head. Don't overcook; it will continue to cook from residual heat.
  • While the cauliflower cooks, heat butter in a small saucepan until it just begins to brown. This will not take very long--watch closely so it doesn't burn. Zest the lemon, then cut in half and squeeze out the juice. Add to browned butter. Chop parsley and add to butter.
  • When the cauliflower is done, remove to serving dish and spoon sauce over. Slice into quarters to serve.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Container: steamer
Servings: 4
-1 cauliflower head, about 2 pounds
-2 tablespoons butter
-1 small lemon (juice and zest)
-1 tablespoon chopped parsley
- salt, for steaming water