Here’s a cauliflower recipe that even most harden cauliflower haters will like if not love.
Serves 4 people as a side dish
Preparation time 5-15 minutes
Cooking time 70 minutes
1 full medium sized head of cauliflower (at room temperature)
2-3 heaping tablespoons of margarine (salted preferred) or butter (if you don’t mind dairy)
2-3 heaping tablespoons of coconut oil (when solid)
1 large clove of garlic
3 sprigs of fresh oregano (dried can be substituted)
1 teaspoon of chopped fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
Salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
Pre-heat the oven to 375°f /190°c
In a bowl combine equal amounts the margarine and coconut oil (they should be at room temperature) and combine. If necessary place in a microwave for 15-20 seconds to ensure they are soft enough to blend.
Using a garlic press and the garlic and other ingredients to the mixture and stir until well blended. Add the salt and pepper to taste. Tasting this mixture is critical. It should taste good and not be too salty, adjust accordingly.
Rinse the cauliflower and remove all leaves, and cut the stem off so that the cauliflower will site flat in a roasting pan or foil baking dish. Place in the pan.
Pour the mixture over the cauliflower and gently (using your hands) ensure the entire cauliflower is covered. Cover the pan (foil will do). Let it stand for 5 minutes.
Place in the oven on a middle rack for 60-70 minutes. The cauliflower should be soft at the center.
When ready, remove from the oven and let stand 5 minutes uncovered. Remove the cauliflower from the pan and place on a plate or shallow bowl. Pour the liquid from the pan over the cauliflower.
To serve, cut the cauliflower in quarters and serve while still warm.