Curry Roasted Cauliflower
Sometimes I struggle over whether or not to blog about something. For instance, sandwiches. If I made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, will I write about it? Of course not. But if I made a sandwich so heavenly that Nate will go to the grocery store just so I’ll make it for him… well then, that is probably a sandwich worth mentioning.
Which brings us to the subject of this post. If I sprinkle some spices and drizzle some olive oil over a vegetable and roast it, does that deserve to be blogged about? Meh. What if the only picture I have of the finished product is so terrible, it makes me want to cover my eyes and cry? Definitely not. But if I hate nearly all vegetables and the previously-mentioned roasted veggie is enough to possibly turn my life around? Okay, I’ll talk about it.
That said, here are the vegetables I like: asparagus, brussel sprouts, mushrooms and tomatoes. One could say, theoretically of course, that I don’t eat enough veggies. I think they’re gross. Salad? Unless there’s enough other stuff that I don’t notice the lettuce, no thanks. I can’t help it.
In an act of pure desperation to make an edible vegetable dish, I thought I’d roast some cauliflower with curry powder and cumin. Holy smokes! The cauliflower went from tragic and flavorless to nutty, a little spicy and soooo good!
That being said, remember what I said a couple of paragraphs earlier about tragically bad pictures of the finished product? Right….. picture roasted cauliflower that is brown around the edges, caramelized and crispy looking. That’s the photo I wish I had.
Roasted Spicy Cauliflower
1 head of cauliflower (more if you’re feeding more than two people), rinsed and cut into one to two inch florets
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Toss together all ingredients and spread out in one layer in a 9×13 inch glass pan (glass allows for better caramelization than metal). Bake for 20 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crispy.