What do you do when you want to surprise your friends with a new dish? You think of something that they probably never had, never thought they would like, and make it. You sneak it in as a side dish. Serve it with something familiar like Maple Soy Roasted Salmon. You make…
Hipster food. And if you’re thinking to yourself that cauliflower can’t possibly be hip and trendy I actually found a restaurant that has whole head roasted on their menu for seven bucks.
Here’s what I made:
Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan
One head cauliflower
Extra virgin olive oil
Shredded Parmesan Cheese
Salt and black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Remove the green outer leaves and stalks from the cauliflower head. Tear and cut the cauliflower into florets, removing any hard tiny stalks. Each piece should be about a US quarter in width. Golf ball size is too big.
- Place the florets into a baking/roasting pan with sides.
- Drizzle the cauliflower with olive oil. Toss with a wooden spoon. You want a nice thin coating of oil on each piece.
- Lightly salt and pepper and sprinkle with a hint of thyme.
- Generously sprinkle granulated garlic over all.
- Place in the oven and roast for approximately 35-40 minutes. Shake the pan every 10 minutes or so to ensure most of the surfaces of each floret get browned (this is why you want a pan with sides).
- When nicely browned add a handful of shredded Parmesan cheese over the cauliflower. Roast for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Transfer the cauliflower to a serving bowl and add more Parmesan.
Unfortunately this dish is Not Tiny Taste Tester Approved. She was not present at the dinner.
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