Monday, November 27, 2006
This is a simple and delicious side dish. The mayonnaise sounds odd, but something about the flavor marries extremely well with the sometimes bland cauliflower, and it caramelizes beautifully. No one will have any idea there is mayonnaise in this recipe and cauliflower haters will have a hard time finding fault with this preparation.
1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/4 cup light mayonnaise (can use regular)
1 tbs olive oil
Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper to taste
Preheat over to 450 (if baking something else at a lower temp, can cook at a lower temp, adjust cooking time to much longer). Toss cut up cauliflower with mayonnaise, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Roast on a foil-lined baking sheet for about 30 minutes (up to an hour if cooking at lower temp - it can take a while), or until fork tender and golden brown - can toss or turn in oven while cooking to evenly brown if desired.