Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Roasted Cauliflower

For the last couple of months, one of the things on my recipe "to do" list has been roasted cauliflower. The thought of roasting a vegetable heretofore known as either a mere raw must have on a veggie plate or something steamed sounds intriguing to me.  Could it really be made to taste as anything but a healthy, but rather less than sexy dish?? Today, was the day to find out. I mixed a bunch of my favorite spices together, added some oil and fresh garlic. Poured it over the chopped cauliflower, added some breadcrumbs and butter and called it a day. Actually, I called it delcious - deliciously sexy! I will defintely whip this up the next time we have company over. I'm sure it will get positive reviews!

1 head cauliflower
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp medium curry powder
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 tsp Old Bay or other seasoned salt
4 cloves garlic
1/4 c panko or regular bread crumbs
1 tbsp butter

Method:1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Chop up head of cauliflower into large bite size pieces.
3. Place in medium size roasting pan or oven proof dish.
4. In a small bowl add all spices, garlic, ginger and oil. Mix well.
5. Sprinkle over cauliflower.
6. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over cauliflower.
7. Dot with butter.
8. If desired sprinkle with a dash more salt.
9. Place in oven and roast for approximately 25 minutes.

Serve. Enjoy!


  1. Something magical happens when you roast cauliflower, doesn't it? Many still don't know it but looks like you're in the fold now ;) Great photos and interesting spice mixture - I will try it your way next time I roast a head!

  2. Looks good! Cauliflower can sometimes be tricky to find in Bulgaria out of season!

  3. Roasting really brings our the flavor in the cauliflower!

  4. Ooooh I love roasted cauliflower! I am going to have to try your mixture of spices and the bread crumbs...usually I just toss it with some olive oil, kosher salt, and minced garlic. Thanks for the idea!

  5. Sounds like an awesome dish!

  6. This sounds like a wonderful way to enjoy cauliflower, particularly with the Indian spices. I'm sure it would be a hit with your guests!

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  8. Roasted cauliflower has been on my to-do list too! I like that this one is spicy, so I think I'll try it this way first. Thanks for posting. Congrats on Top9.

  9. Ooo! I was planning on doing something with cauliflower for dinner tonight and You've given me the perfect inspiration!

  10. Yum! I'm going to try this with whole wheat panko and chana masala. It's got that great salty, citrusy taste that I think would be great with the earthy sweetness from the cauliflower.