Thursday, March 24, 2011

Delicioso: New recipe

Tonight I decided to have a little fun in the kitchen. While trying to use up the rest of some cauliflower I had left from a curry I'd made, a new recipe came to me. I'd love to share it with you here because I'm not a cauliflower lover, don't know how you feel about it... but I think it's the veggie many don't know what to do with. Try this delicious solution for that problem:

Garlic-Baked Cauliflower and Cilantro

Set oven to 400 degrees
Serves 2 to 4 people


Olive oil
4 garlic cloves
chopped walnuts
sliced mushrooms
real butter
yeast flakes
chili powder
garlic powder
onion powder
ground peppercorns
Pepper-jack cheese

1. Cover bottom of a baking pan with a light layer of olive oil
2. Cut up into small pieces half to a whole cauliflower
3. place in pan and cut up a quarter onion over the cauliflower, and also 5-6 small mushrooms, thinly sliced
4. sprinkle a handful of chopped walnuts and 4 finely chopped garlic cloves over it
5. Next, cut up thin slices of real (stick) butter, and then place evenly spaced on top of cauliflower.
6. sprinkle a light layer of yeast flakes evenly over top
7. sprinkle all with garlic and onion powder, a pinch of salt, and a dash of chili powder. I also like to grind up peppercorns and sprinkle over top.
8. place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender and onions start to caramelize. (give the cauliflower a good mix half way through baking)

9. while cauliflower is in the oven, cut up a half cup of cilantro to garnish and grater a 1/4 cup of pepper jack cheese
10. when cauliflower is done baking, garnish with the cilantro and cheese and serve.

There you have it, a delicious cauliflower entree, with a gourmet twist in 10 easy steps.

Serving suggestion: with baked eggplant and couscous

Ps: I never really measure things, so add all to taste. Someday soon when my cookbook comes out I'll have the measurements for you. Until then, Bon appetit!


krista said...

are you seriously going to publish a cookbook someday?! so cool! you'll have to sign my copy of course.....

Christina Mathai said...

Aimee that looks soooo good! haha, I wonder how you had the leftover cauliflower, pepper jack cheese, and cilantro?? ;) keep the recipes coming chica!