Sunday, October 31, 2010

Garlic-Roasted Cauliflower!!!!!

HOLY SMOKES!!!! I have NEVER, EVER had such delicious cauliflower!!! This is simply divine...even kids who "hate" vegetables will love it! The lemon is a burst of happiness in your mouth along with the utter genius of roasted garlic! This is great for a casual evening at home or a fabulous garden party! I served mine with brown rice and Dover sole. Simply delicious!!!!

Garlic-Roasted Cauliflower

1 head garlic, cloves separated but not peeled
1 large head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into large florets
4 1/2 tbsp olive oil
2 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 c. chopped flat-leaf parsley
3 tbsp pine nuts
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1. Heat oven to 450F. Bring a small pot of water to a boil and add the garlic cloves. Boil for 15 sec; drain and peel. Cut the largest cloves in half lengthwise.
2. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the cauliflower with the garlic, 3 tbsp olive oil, 2 tsp salt and black pepper. Spread into a single layer and roast, stirring twice, until the cauliflower is tender and the garlic is lightly browned, 20-25 minutes.
3. Transfer the cauliflower to a large bowl with the garlic and pan juices. Add the remaining 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil, parsley, pine nuts and lemon juice. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt, toss well and serve hot or warm.

Serves 6

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