Remove the outer leaves and core from the head of cauliflower and discard. Chop the cauliflower coarsely and put it in a medium saucepan. Cover with water 1 teaspoon of salt; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes, or until it is very tender. Drain in a mesh sieve and set aside.