There are so many ways to cook cauliflower. It is a vegetable that doesn’t carry a lot of flavor. Therefore, we need to come up with seasoning combinations other than salt and pepper. I always get inspired by the number of seasonings that I have in my pantry. I use all kinds of crazy combinations, and guess what? They always work, smile.
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: Between prep and roast about 35 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $3.10 or .52 cent per serving
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: Gluten Free __X__ Vegetarian __X__
Servings: Approx. 6
1 cauliflower head, outer leaves, stem removed, (keep florets attached to inside stem) $2.50
1 tsp. Sazón Tropical (in Walmart & Spanish markets) (.10)
¼ c. Angie’s basting olive oil ($1.00)
½ tsp. granulated garlic (.10)
½ tsp. granulated onion (.10)
½ tsp. granulated Turmeric (.10)
½ tsp. ground pepper (.10)
½ tsp. paprika (.10)
OPTIONAL: (You can add the cheese of your choice, I recommend Parmesan)
Prep the cauliflower head as I listed under the ingredients. Remember to keep the florets attached to the inside stem. Set aside.
In a med-size bowl, add all the seasonings that I listed under the Ingredients.
First, pour some of the seasonings oil in the underside of the cauliflower, rub. Then turn the cauliflower back up and pour all the leftover oil seasoning all over and rub to ensure the whole head is seasoned. You will know because the color of the seasoning oil will help you notice if you missed a spot.
Place the seasoned head inside a cooking-oven safe pot or an iron skillet if you have one.
Cover it tightly with aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes until the head cooks inside and out.
Then uncover it and cook at a higher temperature, about 400 degrees until it looks golden brown, maybe 15 more minutes. Remember, it all depends on your oven calibration, all ovens are different.
Remove from oven and plate it nicely, then sliced at the table just before serving, (just to show off, smile)
Angie’s Basting Olive Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oi
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