This is how to roast a whole cauliflower head in the oven. The general concept of blanching then roasting a whole cauliflower is a winner in my book. The inside is tender and flavorful. Outside a little crispy and caramelly. This recipe is vegetarian and it makes for a dramatic dinner side!
What you will need
1 head cauliflower
2 tbsp butter
3 cloves garlic
Olive oil, salt and pepper to taste
How to cook
Preheat oven to 450f.
Trim up your cauliflower and get a big ole pot of water simmering. Place the cauliflower in simmering water for about 15 minutes.
Grate 3 cloves of garlic in 2 tbsp of butter. Microwave for about 30 seconds to melt the butter.
Roast for 30-40 minutes or until the surface has developed a brown crust.
Finish with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. I also tossed in some crushed pine nuts and added a little drizzle of balsamic and some grated parmesan.