Chipotle cauliflower tacos with green apple salsa

It’s probably never idea to commit to seven days of anything for dinner, since time and exhaustion are frequent menu killers.  Instead of 7dot, it’ll be 7tr — taco recipes — resumed after an ill-fated middle-eastern detour.

These are outstanding, both the cauli and the salsa suitable stand-alones and stupendous (!) together — from Keepin’ it kind.

Really great flavor from the caramelized, herbed cauli, bathed with a bit of soy and chipotle.  The splendid savory, smoky morsels are marvelously count-pointed with the tart topper — a simple salsa that is a super stand-alone just to dip a chip — and a little avocado and radish.

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Roasted cauliflower enchiladas com molé

20140513_184137Yet another iteration of enchilada: Along with pizza, obviously, far and away – favorites. Each, of course, is completely, entirely different! Why these – they are roasted cauliflower! That has never been done before, therefore, this is the first time (these) enchiladas have ever been made.

Butternut squash and mole go together like hot summer nights and sweet kisses – alack, ours must have had a head cold because it was not butternut delicious…

20140513_184122But a shame to waste, so it was squashed – well, obviously. Then, suddenly, it combined with a diced tomato and chopped pepper to no exceptional result until came along a little mint chutney. Is correct…

Cauli roasted with seasoning, oregano and a little chipotle before integrating with a cheese type substance and rolled in molé dipped tortillas.

The strange, guacamole-looking, squash assembly topped the toasted temptations, the flavor – oddly – added nicely to the mellow medley and marvelous mole. As always, one of the best combinations yet.

20140513_184200This terrible redundancy leads to the possibility it’s time to wrestle over a new name for the site, maybe, The Wonderful World of Enchiladas?

Or, perhaps, Tortilla Land: We don’t masa ‘round! So many layers of goodness there – but of course, we do masa round! Otherwise the tortillas would be square.

It’s Friday, and like the tortilla said as it made for the molé – it’s time to get sauced!

Ter um grande fim de semana,todo mundo!

 

 

Cauliflower Enchiladas with Poblano Cream Sauce

Jen came across these at Eats Well With Others and we whipped them up and devoured them down over the course of a couple meals.  Let’s pause to let that pun settle in…

Carrying on, photos of those are somewhere on your phone, Jennifer, surely you will want to insert them here:

Aren’t they lovely?  These have fairly subtle, slightly sour flavor, the marvelous roasted cauliflower contrasting nicely with a hint of sweetness.

Cantina Diablo’s has a really great black bean and roasted veggie enchilada — they serve it in a little cast iron skillet, soused in sauce with sauteed onions and poblano peppers.  It’s a fantastic dish — I hate to be redundant, but I order it every time we go.  I don’t know why the place gets no love online, but we’ve never had bad service and that one dish is great every time!  I love it.

The aside was to acknowledge the theft of their wonderful preparation, incorporating it with these enchiladas, onions, peppers, garlic sauteed until singed, mixed with the poblano cream sauce and enchiladas added, then fired at 475f.

What about panache? Can we get a panache?

It adds just a bit of sizzle.

Foods

This has been a woefully weak week for dinner, bombing 3 of 5, beginning with the exhaustively humdrum morel ravioli, a morbid green curry then, tonight, a piteous chickpea patty, too salty and soggy which what did not make it off the plate.

The sole highlights were two, the wonderful pizza and an Asian themed meal of mapo tofu and gobi manchurian:

The gobi flavors well overwhelmed those of the mapo, but with a few bites or after a sip of water the delicious, subtle combination of flavors were absorbed — a fair ‘proximation.  It would have been even better if the tofu had been cut smaller.

The gobi was really sensational:  Maybe not dead on to what we’ve had (at the magnificent Michigan Masala), but close and really good.

=D