Roasted Cauliflower

Before last night, my opinion of cauliflower was not good.

It is ugly, tasteless, and a complete waste of stomach space.

But I am a proponent of trying new food and retrying food.  So I went for it.

This was my first time cooking cauliflower. 

Is there a correct way to cut it up? Or do you just treat it like broccoli in a brain costume?

Roasted Cauliflower

Once the tough stalk was removed it pretty much pulled apart.

Roasted Cauliflower

After rinsing and drying the cauliflower, I spread it out onto a sheet pan, drizzled it with olive oil, and tossed it into a 400F oven.

Roasted Cauliflower

After about 15 minutes it started to caramelize.

Roasted Cauliflower

I seasoned it with salt, shook the pan a few times, and then roasted it for another 15 minutes.

Are you ready for this?

Cauliflower is no longer ugly!

Roasted Cauliflower

And the best part is that it tastes good.  Really!

Roasted Cauliflower

Sweet and nutty.

I think roasting it is what changed my mind about cauliflower.

The natural flavor intensified and the texture was pleasant, unlike that mush I’ve had in the past.

You can serve it as is or kick it up a notch with a decadent Gruyère Sauce:

Gruyère Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower with Gruyère Sauce is one of my new favorite things to do with Roasted Cauliflower.

Cauliflower is surprisingly tasty and is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate and fiber.

Which means I no longer think it is a waste of stomach space.

What food do you hate that you need to retry?

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