At the store recently I was confronted with a particularly lovely head of organic cauliflower. I gazed upon its creamy white head. Ah so beautiful. Looked at the price and said “ouch”.
I walked away but kept thinking about the lovely cauliflower. I came back and grabbed it. My veg budget was skewed but I was happy.
At home I cut up the veg and tossed it with some olive oil and sea salt. Laid it out on a foil lined sheet pan and cranked the oven up to 425 degrees. Added some fresh cracked pepper over the top and tossed it in the oven. Turned on the oven light and sat down to keep an eye on it. After about 10 minutes the cauliflower was browning nicely on the very top edges and on the bottom side that was connected to the hot pan was browned perfectly.
I brought it out of the oven and impatiently waited while it cooled. As soon as the veg was cool enough to handle I grabbed a floret and popped it in my mouth. OOOOOOhhh….
So very yummy. Sweet, salty and tender. I grated some white sharp cheddar cheese on top and let it melt. I used a Dubliner Irish Sharp Cheddar from Costco. Delightful.
If you have not roasted cauliflower before please do so, you will not be disappointed. It was even wonderful cold, straight from the fridge later that night.