This cauliflower is wildly flavorful and also is spicy. I’ve been told a number of times that I cook cauliflower really well. People always ask me how I make cauliflower. My secret to delicious tasting cauliflower is to cook it at 350 degrees F and drizzle the cauliflower with extra virgin olive oil. I leave the cauliflower in till it looks browned. When you cook cauliflower this way it turns sweet. This dish is easy to prepare. Feel free to substitute a different hot pepper of your liking if you don’t keep hatch peppers in your freezer.
Ingredients for about 6 servings
1 med-large head cauliflower – broke down to florets
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons turmeric
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons caraway
2 teaspoons coriander
2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
1 Tablespoon course sea salt
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large garlic clove – ground to paste
1 fire roasted hatch pepper (not canned…never use the canned hatch peppers) – seeds and stem removed and chopped well
3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup pistachios (I went a little heavy with pistachios you can go down to a half cup)
1 cup seedless grapes – cut in half
fresh ground sea salt to taste
fresh ground black pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro – chopped
Turn oven on the 350 degrees F.
Spread out the cauliflower florets on a baking sheet(s) and drizzle the cauliflower with the olive oil and place in oven for about 45 minutes or until the cauliflower is golden brown on the edges.
While the cauliflower is roasting get out a small fry pan and add turmeric, cumin, caraway, coriander, salt and butter. Turn the pan on medium high heat and use a spoon and move the spices around on the heat to wake them up a little.
After the butter melts into the spices lower the heat to low and add the garlic and the hot pepper.
Add vinegar and pistachios. You can shut the heat off and leave on burner to keep warm.
Pull out the cauliflower when it is done and add fresh ground sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Put the cauliflower in a large bowl with the grapes. Pour the fry pan contents over the cauliflower and mix gently. Lastly add the cilantro and serve.
If you enjoy spicy flavorful food you should love this cauliflower.