Simple Veg: Spicy Cumin Cauliflower

11 Dec

Here’s an easy variation on the roasted cauliflower (I’d previously posted a recipe for roasted cauliflower with capers) using ground cumin and some cayenne pepper.  I love the aroma of cumin, and the cayenne pepper gives the roasted cauliflower a nice kick — I think this cauliflower dish goes well with simple meat dishes, such as steak or pork chops.

Preheat the oven to 375F.  Break down the cauliflower into about 1 in. florets and put them in a bowl.  Add sliced garlic (about 3 cloves), add a tablespoon of ground cumin, and a teaspoon of cayenne pepper (or about 1/2 tsp if the cauliflower is small — you can vary depending on your spiciness tolerance); season with salt and pepper.  Drizzle with some olive oil and mix well.  Lay out the cauliflower in a baking dish and roast for about 25 minutes, or until tender.  Move the cauliflower around occasionally so that they brown evenly.

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2 Responses to “Simple Veg: Spicy Cumin Cauliflower”

  1. resonnant December 14, 2011 at 12:41 am #

    I just made this. Holy my effing mouth is on fire, Batman! But mmm. It’s perfect for the cold rainy weather. The cayenne is getting lots of Vitamin C into our bod’s. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. tomoko December 14, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    Thanks for trying it! Sorry if it turned out super spicy – but it’s great for winter and our bod’s, indeed!

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