Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Cauliflower in the oven


The most common way of preparing cauliflower in Lithuania is boiling and then frying it with onion, butter and a pinch of salt and pepper. But the quicker time goes, the healthier I want to eat. Recently, many blogs were writing of different ways of preparing cauliflower and I was intrigued by roasting it. I ate roasted cauliflower with chicken, deep-fried cauliflower but this time I was looking for pure cauliflower flavour with a touch of thyme, salt and pepper and a bit of olive oil.

What we need:

1 cauliflower head
1 teaspoon of thyme
1 tbsp of olive oil
a pinch of salt and pepper
some red pepper flakes
1 lemon

What we have to do:

1. Break of cut cauliflower into pieces. Season with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and thyme. Mix it.
2. Put a baking paper on a baking tray and place cauliflower. Drizzle some olive oil.
3. Put in a pre-heated oven 190C for 20-30 min depending on how soft you want. I prefer a bit crunchy.
3. When serving pour over some lemon juice to give more freshness! A great side dish!
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