Friday, July 8, 2011

curried cumin caulifower



i love alliteration. i also love preparing cauliflower this way! i've admittedly never really eaten cauliflower much and would always begrudgingly eat any that would appear in a dish. it never tasted like anything, so like the equally flavorless (albeit crunchier) jicama, i never saw the point in buying it for myself. then, somewhere down the road, i happened to have them this way at a dinner outing, and i didn't think about it again until i saw them at the market the other day.

i roasted them like i would any other hearty vegetable...

- 1 head cauliflower cut into bite size pieces
- drizzle of olive oil to coat
- 2 tsp curry powder
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- generous sprinkling of salt
- black pepper
- red pepper flakes (only if you like spicy!)

preheat oven to 450°. toss everything together until the cauliflower is coated evenly (more or less), spread in a baking sheet and bake for 25 min or until cauliflower is golden brown around the edges. i expected them to be crispier, but the taste was still awesome! cauliflower is like a blank canvas, and absorbs flavors really well. the bland white cousin of broccoli is transformed into a savory and flavorful appetizer, side dish, or even an entrĂ©e!

3 comments:

Peggy said...

This is my favorite way of eating cauliflower! The curry powder just does something magical to it, don't you think? Next time, I'll take your advice and throw in a little cumin too =)

Tres Delicious said...

This look nice, I can imagine the sweet aroma while you were preparing the cauliflower.

  said...

thanks guys! i went from never eating cauliflower to now craving it at least once a week... i already ran out of cumin and red pepper flakes and probably should get more curry powder too!