recipe-a-week #11: roasted curried cauliflower

I made this dish last week, and it was really good. I haven't met a vegetable yet which can't be improved upon by roasting, and cauliflower is no exception.

Will you forgive me that the recipe isn't from one of my cookbooks? I know that was kind of the point of this whole recipe-sharing endeavour, but I bought the cauliflower expressly for currying and roasting, and there was not a curried cauliflower recipe in one of my cookbooks. So I found this recipe, and it was good.

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

3/4 tsp coriander seeds, crushed 1 g
1/4 cup olive oil 65 mL
3 tbsp wine vinegar 45 mL
1 1/4 tsp curry powder 4 g
1 tsp paprika 3 g
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper [optional] 0.4 g
ground pepper to taste
salt to taste
3 1/2 cups cauliflower, cut into equal-size florets 550 g
1/2 onion(s), cut into quarters 100 g
4 tsp fresh cilantro, chopped [optional] 3 g
  1. Preheat the oven to 230°C/450°F.
  2. Crush the coriander seeds either with a mortar and pestle or using a rolling pin. Place the seeds in a bowl. Whisk in the oil, vinegar, spices, and salt.
  3. Prepare the vegetables : Cut the cauliflower into equal-size florets. Peel the onion, cut it into quarters lengthwise, then pull apart the quarters to separate the layers. Add the cauliflower and onion to the vinaigrette bowl, then toss to coat well. Spread the vegetables in single layer on a large baking sheet.
  4. Roast the vegetables until golden and tender-crisp, stirring occasionally, about 30 min.
  5. Serve warm or at room temperature. You may garnish with chopped fresh cilantro.

Very good. You would rather have this one than the one from one of my cookbooks which I was disappointed in, right? Okay, I'm trying to make myself feel better for my weak recipe resolve. You're such a nice bunch, I know that it's okay. Just this once.

I'm hoping for a snow day tomorrow, and I have lots of new pictures to share with you. So if those two things collide in a wonderful twist of fate, you'll be seeing a few new pictures I'm excited about. Happy Monday!

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