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"A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch." - James Beard


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Short & Sweet Sunday - Roasted Cauliflower

If you think you don't like cauliflower, or only eat it slathered in cheese sauce or ranch dressing, please try this.  Roasting the cauliflower brings out a delicious, nutty flavour that makes it taste almost like french fries.  

Cauliflower is in season now but this dish is also delicious in the wintertime with roast chicken or especially as a side dish with curry.  You can spice it any way you like.  Here's a simple version.

Break a head of cauliflower into florets.

Toss with a tablespoon of olive oil and spices.  I used salt, pepper and cumin.  Garam masala is particularly delicious too, especially with Indian flavours.

Roast the cauliflower at 400 degrees for about 30 minutes, tossing to mix at least once, until florets are tender and have some crisp edges.

Serve with barbecue chicken, steak, or just on its own.  This is a great, hearty substitute for potatoes if you're cutting carbs.  The crispy parts are so delicious and the flavour is a revelation!  

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