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Oven Roasted Cauliflower

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So I go online and look for a simple cauliflower recipe and came up with this one.  I do want to thank Whats Cooking America.net for the yummy recipe.

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This method of preparing cauliflower is very simple and extremely delicious! Once you’ve taste roasted cauliflower, you will never go back to boiling cauliflower. Because of the quick cooking in a very hot and dry oven, the cauliflower florets are not at all mushy. They had softened slightly but still retained a very pleasing crunch as roasting the cauliflower intensifies the flavor and gives it a nutty taste. This is my favorite way of serving cauliflower. If you have never roasted cauliflower, try it now!

Roasted cauliflower is so good that you could even serve it as an appetizer or as a snack. Even children love this roasted cauliflower!

Roasted Cauliflower Recipe:

Recipe Type: Cauliflower, Vegetables
Yields: 2-6 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min

Ingredients:

1 large head cauliflower (about 3 pounds)
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil*
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely-ground black pepper

* I also like to substitute sesame seed oil for the olive oil. The sesame oil is fantastic in this dish.
Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse cauliflower and cut into quarters. Cut off and discard leaves and cores. Cut quarters into 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick slices or wedges.

In a large bowl or re-sealable plastic bag, mix together cauliflower slices, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread in a single layer in a non-stick baking dish, or aluminum foil lined rimmed baking sheet.

Bake prepared cauliflower approximately 20 to 25 minutes, turning every 10 minutes, or until cauliflower is browned or caramelized on edges and tender. Remove from oven and serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 2-6 servings.

I think this is one of those recipes that the sky is the limit as to which kind of spices or herbs you would like to use.  You could play around with seasonings but I am partial to garlic and more garlic.

Tomorrow is Earth Day – April 22 but I think that it will be raining and a bit cooler than it has been over the past couple of weeks.  That shouldn’t stop us from recycling our trash, maybe plant a tree or lend a helping hand to someone.  Celebrate that we live on Earth where the surroundings are beautiful as long as we do our part to keep her clean.

Until tomorrow Take care

Author: southfarmmarket

I am was the Market Master for Southport Farmers Market which I started 5 years ago. I spend many hours working on the updates to post here and bring you all the newest and exciting information of products, gardening, cooking and baking. I also am a Administrator for a popular Blog known as Jenn's Blah Blah Blog. Other things I do are fishing and baking.

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