Didi’s Monday Morning Recipe 3/19/2012 Roasted Cauliflower
I am going to make a confession here. I am a vegi-holic. I love vegetables. I was raised by avid gardeners and growing up our home was always stocked with fresh vegetables, frozen, canned, puréed, roasted, sautéed… you get the picture. Lots of veggies.
A coworker recently told me about roasting cauliflower with a little olive oil and lemon juice garnish. As I usually just steam cauliflower, I thought what a fabulous idea! Here is a recipe I found on simplyrecipes.com and I can’t wait to try it. You could go light on the olive oil and skip the cheese for a lighter version of this dish.
ROASTED CAULIFLOWER RECIPE
1 head of cauliflower
2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and coarsely minced
Lemon juice from half a lemon
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut cauliflower into florets and put in a single layer in an oven-proof baking dish. Toss in the garlic. Sprinkle lemon juice over cauliflower and drizzle each piece with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If the oven hasn't reached 400°F yet, set aside until it has.
2 Place casserole in the hot oven, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is lightly brown. Test with a fork for desired done-ness. Fork tines should be able to easily pierce the cauliflower. Remove from oven and sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.
Yield: Serves 4.
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