thanks! i followed the recepie but i guess something wasn't working there. cauliflower is still great vegieI know it's possible to roast romanesco broccoli heads whole, which are more dense than normal broccoli, like cauliflower. I have a friend who swears by it. I would think if it worked than roasting a full head of cauliflower would be possible. Maybe your temp was to high? He roasts his at 350 and theyalways take at least 45 minutes. I'm sure roasting it in pieces is much easier and faster. He just says that it tastes better and is juicier if you keep it whole. Never gotten around to trying it myself.
I like to do it on the grill:
Cut the head into 4 big pieces, rub or spray with olive oil.
Toss on grill, let get nicely charred (to taste) on each side.
Remove from grill, cut into smaller pieces. Make a foil pouch, add some
butter (generously), a bit of seasoning salt, nutmeg. And garlic, lots of garlic!
Close up, put back on grill for half an hour or till tender on indirect heat. Turn occasionally.
I know that's not what you asked but you can make a pretty good mashed potoato substitute with steamed or boiled cauliflower. I prefer the steamed, not so much water gets in it. And if just the mashed cauliflower doesn't go over well, you can always add a potato or 2. Hint, you probably won't need as much butter and whatever liquid you use (milk, evap milk, chix broth) as you do with potatos. I actually like the mashed cauliflower as much if not more than mashed potatos cause they are so heavy lately. My taste buds seem to have a mind of their own the last couple weeks or so, don't want anything too heavy or slighest bit greasy.
i made cauliflower last nite , i have baked whole thing drizzled in olive oil, it made a mess, had steam coming out of the oven, swiched baking pans,it didnt finish cooking because couldn't deal with it, i baked whole thing in one piece
i also put some lemon and olive oil
i am not sure where it went wrong but it made a mess and didn't come out.....
thanks! i followed this recepie with one difference, it said full head of cauliflower it actually looked so good , but you are right i would make it like u are suggesting, very cool!!Cut the cauliflower into florets, and toss with about 1 Tbsp oil, salt and pepper, to taste. Make sure you don't crowd the pan or it will steam instead of roast - keep the florets in one layer. I prefer a fairly high heat, and roast at 425F about 25 -30 minutes.
somehow i am not in love with the cauliflower being roasted but brocolli and asparagus are yet amaizing