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how do you roast cauliflower??

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happyjack12 Mon 11-May-20 17:19:14

do you just chuck it in the oven like potatoes? any oil? seasoning?
i have half a small one left and fancy trying this.
TIA

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Raera Mon 11-May-20 17:31:46

Watching with interest, I tried once and cremated it!

happyjack12 Mon 11-May-20 17:32:51

ha ha !!

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lazylinguist Mon 11-May-20 17:35:33

I break it into large-ish florets, coat with a bit of oil and seasoning and then roast in he oven. Don't just chuck it in with nothing on it - it would be very dry and not very tasty!

DarylDixonsHair Mon 11-May-20 17:36:37

Drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar! Delicious!

BadgerFace Mon 11-May-20 17:37:09

We discovered roasting cauliflower fairly recently and it’s SO good!

This recipe is amazing realfood.tesco.com/recipes/spiced-cauliflower-steaks.html

flissity Mon 11-May-20 17:40:59

I slice the whole thing into ‘rounds’ olive oil, salt, pepper and roast. It is delicious. And the bits like the leafy edges, that get extra crispy are amazing

Ninkanink Mon 11-May-20 17:41:24

Plenty of oil, some lemon juice, salt and pepper and whatever other seasoning you wish (we often do it with garam masala). If it’s raw i cook it at a lower heat for longer (160 until the florets are tender, which from memory is probably about 40-45 min) because I don’t like it too crispy. However most of the time we use frozen cauliflower because it’s way more convenient, and we can roast it without any chance of overdoing it, so then I usually do it on 180 for about 25-30 min.

Ricekrispie22 Mon 11-May-20 17:42:24

Heat the oven to 240C. Put the cauliflower (stem side up) in a large pan of water with 1 tbsp fine salt per litre dissolved in it. Bring to the boil again and cook for about eight minutes, then drain and leave to dry in a colander, florets-side down, for about 10 minutes.
Beat 2tbsp of olive oil into 50g softened butter (this if for a whole cauliflower, so you might want to halve). Rub all over the cauliflower and season, then roast on a baking tray for 20 to 30 minutes until well browned, basting occasionally.
Sometimes I add lemon zest, lemon juice and garlic when I season it.

Ninkanink Mon 11-May-20 17:42:28

A little bit of crispness is definitely a good thing, though!

And a mix of frozen cauliflower and broccoli florets is even nicer for roasting, imo.

Ninkanink Mon 11-May-20 17:43:18

Oh yes, you can do thick slices too, like a cauliflower steak.

Oblomov20 Mon 11-May-20 17:49:13

I agree with Nink, lower temperature, for longer, is the answer.

Raera Mon 11-May-20 17:50:06

@Ninkanink
I don't use frozen veg much, apart from peas and peppers.
Are you using bought in frozen cauli and broccoli or freezing your own?
And thanks everybody, I'll try again!

happyjack12 Mon 11-May-20 17:50:39

I am looking forward to this!! thanks all smile

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Ninkanink Mon 11-May-20 17:55:54

Frozen from the shop. Cheaper, just as nutritious and works best for roasting.

For other dishes with cauliflower or broccoli I use fresh.

Raera Mon 11-May-20 18:31:39

Thank you. I'll put it on the shopping list, so it might be a while before I try!!

Meckity1 Mon 11-May-20 22:36:27

I'm trying to find the recipe.

You cut the cauliflower small, then put it in a bag with loads of oil and minced/crushed garlic and give it a serious shake until it's well coated. Then you put it in a roasting tin and cook at 225C/Gas 7 for 25 minutes or so.

Found it allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/4971/roasted-garlic-cauliflower.aspx

happyjack12 Tue 12-May-20 17:28:33

I'm never boiling cauli again! and you can use frozen?! and brocolli?!

I just put oil, pepper, salt and some balsamic on it and cooked on low, omg, it was gorgeous!

Thanks all smile

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