Monday, March 31, 2008

super simple sides: roasted cauliflower

Another concert weekend unfortunately means no Sunday Supper this week. My Sunday evening was spent celebrating Pam's bday with the family at Dos Caminos. Pitchers of Sangria, lots of guac, and grasshoppers. Seriously, grasshoppers! I've had fried grasshoppers before, but I was impressed that J-Cat wanted to be so adventurous. Unfortunately I thought these were very overspiced, all you could taste was chili powder and cumin. Also adventurous was Baby Otto, who took a liking to the guacamole - the spicy guacamole - and shoved impressive amounts of that into his adorable cheeks.

Anyway, never wanting to leave my dear loyal readers with no recipe at all, here is the easiest thing you can possibly make - a Super Simple Side dish - Roasted Cauliflower.

1 head cauliflower
2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and coarsely minced
1 lemon
Olive oil
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
fresh thyme

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut or break cauliflower into florets. Toss the florets with olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and thyme until evenly coated. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast for 15-25 until lightly browned and fork tender.


Leah said...

Sissy didn't tell me about the grasshoppers!! How could she have left a detail like that out of her food description? Even if they didn't taste like grasshoppers per se...I wonder what grasshoppers taste like?

I love cauliflower in all forms. So does Ella. And by the way, I'm still laughing over "Chowder, She Wrote."

faycat said...

The grasshoppers I've tasted previously tasted a lot like popcorn, actually.

I love cauliflower, too, I was just thinking that it might be my favorite vegetable because I love it in any preparation that I've had it, raw, cooked, whatever.

I think "Chowder, She Wrote" was the high point of this blog, I may have to shut down because I don't think I can top that.