I’ve been a fan of Cauliflower ever since I was a kid and realised that you could happily eat it raw, having swiping a bit (ok, several bits) from the kitchen table as my Mum prepped it! It’s the fact that it comes in it’s own packaging too – those green leaves enclosing it, like some fabulous secret – just makes me love it even more! Mr Sat. Night does an exceptional Cauliflower Cheese, I cannot deny it, https://eatingforireland.com/recipe/corinnes-cauliflower-cheese/ but I love just cutting a Cauli into florets, tossing them in some oil, salt and cumin seeds, and roasting them in the oven, along with whatever else we’re having for tea that evening. Perfect!
This little recipe is just an extra step on my Cauliflower journey, and adds garlic slices, fresh thyme, onion wedges and some grated Parmesan cheese to enhance it’s perfection – Do give this one a try – you won’t regret it!
- A large baking tray
- A bowl to mix everything
- A spatula or similar, to turn everything over.
- One head of cauliflower, cut into florets, then each floret cut into 2-3 slices.
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
- 1-2 large onions, peeled and sliced through the root end ( this helps keep the wedges together)
- Olive Oil – 1-2 tablespoonfuls
- A couple of sprigs of fresh thyme – I have it in the garden but it was raining, so I didn’t bother 😉
- Salt and pepper (not too much salt – the Parmesan is quite salty itself)
- About 50-100g freshly grated Parmesan.
- Preheat oven to 180 Fan, and the baking tray in to heat up.
- In the bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with the onion wedges, thyme, garlic, and oil; season with pepper. Spread out on the heated tray..
- Roast, turning occasionally, until almost tender, about 20-30 minutes depending on size, thickness of florets etc. They should be starting to char at the edges.
- Sprinkle over the Parmesan, and roast until cauliflower is tender, 5-10 minutes or so.
- Serve immediately!
- I think that the onions slow up the roasting process, but they’re so yummy, thatI think it’s worth the bother!