Recipe by blucoat
This easy and delicious recipe is from EatingWell Magazine. The florets are cut into thick slices and tossed with extra-virgin olive oil and herbs. Wherever the flat surfaces come into contact with the hot roasting pan, a deep browning occurs that results in a sweet, nutty flavor. You can easily halve the recipe or change up the herbs to suit your taste and mood. TIP: To prepare florets from a whole head of cauliflower, remove outer leaves. Slice off the thick stem. With the head upside down and holding a knife at a 45° angle, slice into the smaller stems with a circular motion—removing a “plug” from the center of the head. Break or cut florets into the desired size.
- 8 cups 1-inch-thick slices cauliflower florets (about 1 large head, see Tip)
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Toss cauliflower, oil, marjoram, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet and roast until starting to soften and brown on the bottom, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Toss the cauliflower with vinegar and sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven and roast until the cheese is melted and any moisture has evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes more.