Cauliflower was just OK,
Until I tried a whole new way.
Break the head into it’s curds,
I love it when I find new words.
Pepper, salt and olive oil,
Set atop a pan with foil.
Bake for 30, add some cheese,
Broil for 5, done with ease.
ROASTED CAULIFLOWER WITH PARMESAN CHEESE
Thank you to my mom, Karen, for this delicious vegetable dish. Although this cauliflower will also taste good spiced up, sometimes simple is better.
2 heads cauliflower, broken into curds (florets)
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 tsp. coarse pepper
3 T Parmesan cheese, grated
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the cauliflower curds in a mixing bowl and add the olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix until the cauliflower is well-coated with olive oil. Transfer to a foil-lined baking pan (easy clean-up) and bake for 30-35 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven and sprinkle the cauliflower with Parmesan cheese. Change the oven setting to broil (high) and cook the cauliflower for approximately 5 more minutes or until the curds become brown on the edges. Serve warm as a side or cold as a snack.