Smoked cheesy stuffed cauliflower


Ok bitches...here we go again. I had some left over pumpkins left over from Halloween decorations...so...I said

Get a large head of Cauliflower and clean out the inside of all leaves and small pieces of cauliflower to open the cavities...may have to trim some stems a bit to get them nice and wide to allow all the cheesy goodness in.



Spray up a sheet of foil or parchment (I like foil here, parchment later) and place them cut face down and bake'm at 350 for 45 to 60 minutes until they look all screwed up and soft, you'll know when ya see'm and touch'm

Steam is for about 7 to 10 minutes, remove from steam and set in a bowl to cool for a few minutes, you don't want to try handling this...its hot as heck



once they are all screwy take'm out and let them cool then scrape all the meat out of'm

Once its some what workable but still hot take a stick of room temp butter and coat every inch of it, like so.



Getcha some cheese cloth and ball it up in it

Next take the parm cheese and panko mix and coat it good, best to do this over the same bowl it was sitting in...just make sure the bowl is dry first...ya, that can be a mess


Squeeze'm til ya get most of the juice out, they have some just use your own judgement

take a small bunch of basil (tbsp and a half or so) and about a tbsp worth of Oregano and rosemary (I happen to have this crap in the back yard...lol)


Once ya squeezed it all get one cup full and set aside for the cake batter and the other 1/2 to 3/4 cup left is for the cream cheese.

dice the herbs up well with one jalapeno but you only need about 1/3 of it for this, the other 2/3 can go into cornbread (that's another recipe)


Take a cup of pecans (or what ever damn nuts you want...and no, not those nuts either) and bake'm at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes until they brown a bit and ya can smell'm

Take about 3 tbsp butter and melt it in a pot



Now, take the mixer and throw in one 8oz brick of REAL cream cheese, not the pussy low fat crap, 3/4 teaspoon of pumpkin spice (ground cloves, ground ginger, cinnamon) and that 3/4 cup of pumpkin that was left in the bowl

take the Jalapenu and toss it in and simmer about a minute (more it cooks the more heat it loses)



add a 1/4 cup brown sugar

Now add about 3 tbsp sour cream and stir it in good


mix well and hard...should be a bit

Now add 1 1/2 cups cheese and 1/2 cup milk and mix up good.


Back to the nuts, now that they are all toasty...chop'm up good so they are still chunky

Now lower the heat to medium and stir in the herbs and the 2 tbsp seasoning, I use my own Cajun mix as I think it works well and a bit of a bite