Roasted cauliflower in red spicy sauce. A very easy and delicious recipe that will make you see cauliflower with a different eye. It may be served as a main course but also as a salad.
It’s been about a year since me and cauliflower were re-introduced. Until last year the truth is that what I did was boil it, then add oil, lemon and salt and eat it as a salad. Last year, however, I tried to put it on the grill, after first taking it out of the pot for a while. It even stayed on the grill for quite some time, until it almost burned. This burning created chemical reactions on the surface of the vegetable. Chemical reactions which have a very pleasant effect for our palate as they impart a flavor complexity, a bitterness but at the same time sweetness.
So more or less I moved on this path again this year. After boiling the cauliflower for 2 minutes, it was drained and put in the oven together with carrots and onions. But this time the deliciousness is hidden in the sauce. The cauliflower was embraced by a sauce based on three basic ingredients: butter, olive oil and tomato paste. I also added a little bit of red pepper flakes, but also mint to balance this very pleasant burn.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE RECIPE
The recipe for roasted cauliflower in the oven is a very easy recipe. It is enough to boil the cauliflower for 2 minutes and then spread it along with the rest of the vegetables in a large pan. Pour over a sauce based on butter, oil and tomato paste and put in the oven for about 1 hour. Easy huh? After about half an hour, turn it over so that it is nicely cooked on all sides.
THE INGREDIENTS OF THE RECIPE
So if you feel that the time has come to redefine your relationship with cauliflower then you will need:
- cauliflower, carrots, onions, garlic, lemons and fresh mint
- butter and olive oil
- tomato paste
- bukovo and salt
Roasted cauliflower in red spicy sauce
- 2 cauliflowers, cut in quarters
- 2 onions, cut in quarters
- 2 carrots, cut into slices
- 100 gr butter
- 100 ml olive oil
- 3 tbsp tomato paste
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
- lemon juice of 2 lemons
- Cut the cauliflowers into quarters and place them in a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Add the onions and carrots. We leave aside.2 cauliflowers, cut in quarters, 2 onions, cut in quarters, 2 carrots, cut into slices
- Fill a large pot with water and as soon as the water boils, add a little salt. Boil the cauliflower for 2 minutes. Remove from the water and return the cauliflower to the pan.salt
- In a small saucepan, over medium heat, add the butter, olive oil, tomato paste, garlic cloves and red pepper flakes. Cook until the butter is completely melted.100 gr butter, 100 ml olive oil, 3 tbsp tomato paste, 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped, 1 ½ tsp red pepper flakes
- Pour the butter mixture over the vegetables making sure it gets everywhere.
- Bake for about 1 hour, turning the cauliflower over half an hour.
- Serve the cauliflower with the vegetables on a plate, pouring over the lemon juice and sprinkling with the fresh mint.2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped, lemon juice of 2 lemons
So this was my suggestion for an alternative way of cooking cauliflower, roasted cauliflower in red spice sauce. A dish that can be served as a main meal or as a warm salad.
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