Thursday, 3 September 2015

Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower, green peas and onions tossed in butter, dried herbs, chilli flakes and oven roasted until crispy and Golden.




  • 1 Cauliflower head cut into medium sized florets
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Green Peas (thaw if frozen)
  • 1 Large red onion cut into big chunks
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried mixed Herbs ( I used thyme, oregano and rosemary)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 Tablespoon finely chopped cilantro leaves or parsley
  • Juice of Half lemon


1. Quickly blanch cauliflower florets in boiling water. Drain and set aside. Pat dry using paper towel
2. In a large mixing bowl add softened salted butter
3. Add red chilli flakes, dried herbs, ground black pepper, paprika
4. Season with salt. Mix everything together using a spatula or spoon
5. Sprinkle chopped cilantro leaves or parsley leaves and toss. Now add cauliflower florets, green peas, onions and toss everything
6. Grease a baking tray and place the mixture on the tray. Do not overlap / crowd the tray.
7. Sprinkle little bit more ground black pepper(or) paprika and cilantro leaves and bake in the preheated oven at 180 C / 375 C for 35 minutes or until the cauliflower florets are crispy and have nice brown color over the edges
8. Turn the baking tray once or twice during the baking process
9. Once they are baked, Cool slightly and then squeeze juice of half lemon over the cauliflower and toss. serve hot as a side

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