This must be the week of side dishes because here is yet another! I've never really liked cauliflower. My mom always just steamed it in the microwave, and I never understood why people ate it. As I was searching for side dish recipes in early January, I found this Garlic Roasted Cauliflower on Good Things Catered. Katie always posts such delicious recipes so I figured I would trust her on this one, especially since roasting vegetables can bring out unique flavors. I'm so glad I did, because this was a huge hit! Bob had a second helping of this cauliflower before he even started on his main course! He said it was the best cauliflower he's ever had. Now I call that a successful side dish!
Garlic Roasted Cauliflower
1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
4 large cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 Tablespoons olive oil
generous sprinkle of salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley (or 1 teaspoon dried parsley)
Preheat oven to 450F.
1. In a large nonstick baking pan, combine all ingredients except for parsley, and toss to combine well.
2. Bake, tossing occasionally during baking, until lightly browned and softened, about 25-30 minutes.
3. Remove from oven, toss with parsley and serve immediately.
Source: Adapted from Good Things Catered