10 April 2009

Cauliflower: otherwise known as Lunch

This is what I made for lunch today. Dandelion said it was delicious, and she ate as much as you see in the picture there. There was no bribing involved. None at all.

Here's how (adapted from Cooks Illustrated, Jan '07):

Preheat oven to 475 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Cut the green stuff off a head of cauliflower leaving the stem intact (I cut off too much, so beware). Cut through the stem to section the cauliflower into eight wedges, arrange on the baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix a pinch of salt, a pinch of pepper and 2T oil. Drizzle this over the cauliflower sections. Rub the oil in with your fingers, then turn each wedge over and rub that side too. Cover the whole baking sheet snugly with more foil. Bake covered like this for 10 minutes. Then remove foil and bake 10 more minutes. Remove from oven, flip each wedge, bake for 10 more minutes and it's done! Allow to cool (5-10 mintues?), and enjoy.


Terra said...

30 minutes? That seems like a lot of work for a gross vegtable. I'm partial to Brocoli.

Mary Ann said...

The only thing that has to work for 30 minutes is the oven. You do about 5 minutes of work.

Maybe I should rewrite the recipe. It would read the same up to the point where it goes into the oven. Then I'd say "go watch your favorite 30 minute show. 10 minutes in, come back and remove the foil, and then go watch your show for another 10 minutes. Come back and flip the cauliflower. When your show ends, take the cauliflower out.

This recipe caramelizes the cauliflower. Completely delicious.

Broccoli and Cauliflower are similar enough that you can use them interchangeably in many recipes.

Th. said...


I have to say: best looking cauliflower I've ever seen.