Roasted Turmeric Cilantro Cauliflower

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by NICHOLAS AMMATURO on August 22nd, 2015

Seems like everyone is re-inventing cauliflower these days. Who would have thought it was so good. I grew up having it fried in batter…because Fran (mom) loves to whip up a delicious flour & water batter and fry just about anything. I will make sure to post some pics & recipe.

Ok so there are really no limits with cauliflower…I even make pizza out of it. I brush my teeth with it too….joking…but seriously there isn’t much you can’t do with it.

I also am a huge fan of Turmeric. Don’t be scared of it…its common in Asian food. I used to avoid it…because I never knew what it was…then I went balls to the wall with it and never looked back. If you don’t have some, add it to the list. Word to the wise….be prepared for your hands to be yellow…it does leave an “afterglow” – aka can stain thing easy – just make sure to clean it up quick.

Roasted Turmeric Cilantro Cauliflower

 

Ingredients

  • 1 head of Cauliflower (I used 3 – because I cook for so many people)
  • Handful fo cilantro (Chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons of Turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of oil (I used Avocado oil, but corn oil is fine)
  • pinch of Red Pepper Flakes (optional)

IMG_1444You’ll notice I didn’t have fresh cilantro because someone at my grocery store clearly doesn’t know what they are doing! How could you be out of cilantro…it should be illegal. I keep some frozen just in case…screw the bomb shelter…all I need in case of an emergency is cilantro.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F – yea it’s high…but you’ll see how CRISPY it gets
  2. Break off florets from the head
  3. Combine the cauliflower florets with the oil, salt, turmeric
  4. Place in roasting pan and spread evenly
  5. Bake for approx 30 minutes – this is depending on your oven. You want to check it frequently and with an oven mit, give the pan a giggle every now and then…make sure its golden & fork tender
  6. Finish with fresh cilantro

IMG_1446I placed the frozen herbs in prior to roasted, but if using FRESH cilantro…which I hope you do. Then you can toss it in at the end after roasting.

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People think I am crazy, but 450 is my favorite temperature for roasting…it’s WAY too high if you cant constantly watch the food – so I would recommend lowering temp if you want to relax a bit.

See how nice and brown that cauliflower is? Enjoy…I can smell this now…its amazing.

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