Olive Oyl's Roasted Salmon With Cauliflower Puree

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a recipe my Mom makes that came from Emeril LaGasse. She bakes a whole salmon and purees a head of cooked cauliflower in the blender. If you aren't sure you like salmon, you should really give this a try. This is definitely something to make when company's coming. Everyone will want the recipe. This is 5 stars plus. Thanks Mom and Thanks Emeril!


  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the cauliflower, water, and salt over high heat.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook until the cauliflower is very soft, about 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and drain.
  5. Put the cauliflower, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and the cream in a food processor and puree until smooth like creamed potatoes.
  6. Season with salt and black pepper.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes.
  8. In a small skillet, heat the butter over medium heat and cook until it browns lightly, about 1 minute.
  9. Add the peas, stir gently, and cook for 1 minute.
  10. Spoon the pureed cauliflower in the center of each plate.
  11. Lay a piece of salmon on top of each and garnish with the peas.
Most Helpful

I used the cauliflower puree in this recipe and served tilapia over it. Delicious and a great alternative to mashed potatoes.

Cookess January 19, 2009