What To Serve With Duck: Microwave Cauliflower (+More Great Ideas!)
If you don't know what to serve with duck, I've comprised a list of tasty appetizers and satisfying sides that can complete your meal! Whether cooking for company or making weekday dinner, there are sides to choose from for any occasion!
Wash and trim the cauliflower then cut into florets.
1 large cauliflower
Place the chopped cauliflower florets into a microwave-safe dish and add the water. Cover with a fitted lid, a plate that will seal the dish, or cling film (that does not touch the cauliflower).
3 tablespoon water
Cook on high for 8-10 minutes and check your cauliflower florets. Use a fork to see how tender the cauliflower is. Heat in additional 1 minute increments until the cauliflower is your desired level of tenderness. Be very careful of steam when removing the cauliflower from the microwave, or opening your dish!
Let the steamed cauliflower sit for about one minute before draining off any excess water. Toss with butter, season with salt and pepper, and serve.
1 tablespoon butter, each, salt & pepper
Your steamed cauliflower can also be tossed with olive oil, or a bit of olive oil and some lemon juice. My favorite combo is butter and a sprinkle of garlic salt.
It's much easier to add cooking time than to fix over-cooked cauliflower. Start with less time and test your cauliflower as cooking times can vary between microwaves.