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OMG so delicious!

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SixImpossible Fri 04-Apr-14 18:44:29

Cauliflower with goose fat, smoked paprika, and salt.

Thought I'd experiment with a different roast veg to the usual. Licked my fingers as I was putting the tray in the oven. Promptly removed said tray and snaffled a couple of florets!

If it tastes this good now, what heaven awaits me at dinner, once it's roasted?!

scabbybruce Mon 07-Apr-14 00:08:28

That sounds delicious - how did it turn out? Have been hearing a lot about roasted cauliflower - how exactly do you do it? Do you just drizzle the oil and paprika over it? What gas mark and for how long? Questions questions grin

SixImpossible Mon 07-Apr-14 07:35:35

It tasted totally different after roasting!

I cut each floret in half, so that it would lie flat on the baking tray. Parboiled (2-3mins?), drained, returned to hot pan and added a generous heaped tablespoon of goose fat. Once that was melted and mixed well, I turned the heat off and shook smoked paprika over it all. I don't know how much I used, 1tbsp perhaps?. Mixed well again, then put the florets flat side down on a baking tray. Oven was probably about 200C/Gas6, about 30-45mins.

Came out crispy outside, meltingly mash-like inside. Totally delicious, yet could barely taste the paprika. Almost two totally different dishes!

There was lots of fat etc left in the pan, so I quickly chopped up a fennel, microwaved it for 3mins, tossed in the pan to coat it, and added it to the tray of cauli. I lurve roast fennel, too!

scabbybruce Tue 08-Apr-14 16:55:09

Am going to have to try it - my mouth is watering! Thanks grin

FourArms Mon 14-Apr-14 09:35:28

I love roast cauliflower smile

BecauseImWoeufIt Fri 18-Apr-14 11:34:57

... and you don't have to parboil it either!

I love it coated in olive oil, with salt, black pepper and ground cumin sprinkled over the top. Sometimes add chilli flakes as well.

I just chuck florets into hot olive oil, then sprinkle seasalt, pepper and cumin seeds on, plus chilli flakes and blast in a hot oven. It's lovely.

antimatter Sun 04-May-14 10:57:31

Nowadays often instead of boiling veg in water I steam it in my heavy bottomed le creuset.
I did fat and a bit of water method too - with spices it creates great flavour, but I never tried smoked paprika on cauliflower.

I use palm oil as it has no flavour but butter is god too. Must buy some goos fat to add variety.

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