Mashed cauliflower Andalusian style

Mashed cauliflower Andalusian style

Receta en español aquí
This is a typical dish here in Seville (Spain) and it is a tasty way to eat cauliflower.

1 medium cauliflower (1 kg)
3 medium cloves of garlic, finely chopped
Sweet paprika to taste 
A pinch of ground cumin
Salt and black pepper to taste
Extra virgin olive oil
Black sesame seeds to decorate
Cut the cauliflower in small pieces, discard the stem (you can use it for a basic broth).
Bring a large pot with water to a boil. Add the juice of half a lemon to the water to keep the cauliflower white. Then add the cauliflower and cook until is tender. Drain and let it cool.

In a skillet pour a dash of extra virgin olive oil and stir fry the garlic, finely chopped, until is golden.  Then add the cooked cauliflower, previously mashed  the florets with a fork.
Stir for a while and add the sweet paprika, be careful not to burn the paprika.
Reduce heat to a simmer, add  a pinch of ground cumin and  black pepper and salt to taste. Toss well to combine the cauliflower with spices.
Continue stirring over low heat, smashing cauliflower and being careful not to burn it.
After a few minutes when you see that it is already remove from the heat and serve immediately garnished with black sesame seeds.

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