Mar 1, 2009

roasted cauliflower

One of the simple, simple dishes that I make is roasted cauliflower. hubby LOVES these. they are so simple, quick and delicious. we would have them more often, but cauliflower isn't always available . . . well, that's not true, we can always find it in the grocery store, but sometimes, it's $3.99 a head. and i dunno, i just feel like that's a lot when i know i can get it other times for $1.99 a head. but i got this one through our CSA, which i love, they rock.

preheat oven to 400
so rinse and cut whole head of cauliflower into small-ish peices. and yes, small-ish is a technical term that adequately describes size. if you would like more clarification, please feel free to ask. i will most likely elaborate with a description like, "not big, but not small, not quite medium."
get out some garlic (4 or 5 cloves), smash them with your knife, peel off the outside and toss them in with cauliflower.

drizzle on some olive oil, and then add salt, fresh-ground pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder and a pinch of what ever else you'd like. i'm not sure how much i put in . . . just sprinkle it on, toss to combine and taste a small piece and add more if you need to.

i pour it all onto a baking sheet, i suppose a roasting pan to roast the cauliflower would work too, but mine was under all this stuff in the cabinet above my head. hubby wasn't home yet and i had sweaters laid out on our chairs (the wash cold in delicate, lay flat to dry kind). so i got the baking sheet. i need a step-stool. sucks being short. hate getting jeans hemmed.

mmmm, yummy goodness. and look, there's one of the pieces of roasted garlic. brush teeth and rinse before kissing loved one after this.

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