Whole Roasted Cauliflower

img_3357Cooking for Families

This is an impressive vegetable dish with Parmesan cheese and garlic to serve to your Nanny Family. You can roast this whole cauliflower head, with just 10 minutes of prep. Whole baked cauliflower makes a delicious vegetarian main dish or a healthy low carb side dish. I love serving for special occasions as well as any day of the week.

You Will Need:

1 head Cauliflower
1/3 cup Olive oil
3 cloves Garlic (crushed)
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese (divided)
1 tsp Dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp Dried thyme
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp Black pepper

What to Do:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).

2. Rinse the cauliflower head and pat dry. Remove the outer leaves. Carefully cut off the bottom so that it’s flat and most of the woody stem is removed, being careful not to cut off so much that it falls apart. Be sure the head stays intact.

3. In a small bowl, make the garlic Parmesan sauce. Stir together the olive oil, minced garlic, 2 tablespoons (28.3 grams) grated Parmesan (half of the total amount), basil, parsley, thyme, sea salt, and black pepper

4. Place the trimmed cauliflower head upside down (core side up) onto a 6-quart (5.6 liters) dutch oven. Drizzle 1/2 of the sauce over the cauliflower, tilting it to let it drip down the core and all around. Flip over and drizzle the remaining sauce over the top. Use a pastry brush to brush on any that had dripped down to the pan or didn’t spread well.

5. Cover the dutch oven with a lid and bake for 35-45 minutes, until the cauliflower is tender and pierces easily with a skewer, knife or fork.

6. Remove the lid. Sprinkle the top of the cauliflower with the remaining 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese. Place the cauliflower under the broiler and broil for about 5 minutes, until the cheese is browned.

References:

Recipe from wholesomeyum web site

Photo by Stephanie Felzenberg

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