Here's how you do it:
|Tear remaining leaves off|
Cut around thick stem, which will cause smaller pieces of cauliflower to break off
|Cut out the center or "plug" of each additional piece|
Break each piece into desired size
This recipe calls for very few ingredients and things that should be staples in your kitchen, which makes it super easy. I got my inspiration from a bottle of expensive balsamic vinegar in my pantry that we bought at a specialty food store in Carmel, CA. I've never tasted such a rich, syrup like balsamic vinegar before and now I'll never go back to the cheap stuff! I was anxious to use it in a recipe and thought this was the perfect time to experiment.
Roasted Balsamic Golden Cauliflower
1 large cauliflower (any variety)
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Parmesan cheese (optional)
|Preheat oven to 450 degrees |
Mix cauliflower florets, olive oil, salt and pepper together in a mixing bowl
|Spread out on baking sheet, preferably one with a higher rim |
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until soft and turning golden brown
|Remove cauliflower from oven and mix with balsamic vinegar|
Return to oven and bake for an additional 5 minutes
|and enjoy alone or a very small pinch of parmesan cheese.|
The internet has the answers to almost everything, so don't be intimidated to try and prepare/cook new things! Maybe next I'll conquer bok choy or fava beans...
This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite healthy cooking websites: Eating Well. I decreased the amount of olive oil, left out a spice and did away with most of the cheese, as it didn't need it.