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A long time family favorite; this simple, easy and great tasting recipe combines roasted cauliflower with browned butter. Roasting brings out maximum flavor from the cauliflower and results in a scrumptious caramelized crust, a tender and creamy inside, with a slightly sweet and nutty flavor. The addition of browned butter both enhances and intensifies the nutty flavor and imparts richness.
"I've been roasting a lot of different vegetables lately and this is the first time I tried Cauliflower and I loved the results -- very easy and tasty. If I were serving to company, I would do the butter process at the end, but I didn't do that for myself. I use it cold in my salad, eat plain, eat hot. Great recipe for the ol' cauliflower!"- Starletdoe
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Toss cauliflower with oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread cauliflower evenly in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast in hot oven until softened and lightly browned, about 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure even roasting. Test with a fork for desired doneness.
Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; cook about 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine cauliflower and browned butter in a bowl, and gently toss to coat. Serve warm.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Note: Amounts of garlic, olive oil and butter will depend on size of cauliflower head and taste.
Cutting the cauliflower into wedges (rather than florets) helps aid in caramelization since more surface area of the vegetable comes in direct contact with the pan.
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Kimmmie 1 weeks agoVery good! Easy to prepare, tastes awesome!
iipostmvh 2 weeks agoI too do not like cauliflower, normally!! But this recipe converted me and made me a fan. I also added onion and thyme and left out the browned butter and lemon. I think it's a great side dish.
j943th6 3 weeks agoThis was so delicious! Great recipe!
topstylist88 3 weeks agoThis was different than what I expected it to taste like based on the picture. Not bad though, just ok.
CYAG 1 month agoPreface this by saying I don't like cauliflower-until NOW. This is awesome-texture-taste-aroma-its got it all..Thanks for posting..as usual your recipes are the best'
Holly88 2 months agoSimple but delicious. My husband AND children enjoyed this!
dawnsuttles 2 months agoVery Yummy!
iipostmvh 2 months agoI've made this many times before. I do not ordinarily like cauliflower. I left out the lemon juice and added thyme and onion. Excellent and different way to have this bland side!!
jlsmith 3 months ago
scootersweb 3 months agoThis was OK. It had good flavor, but I don't think it was anything special. I would probably make it again.
Brucedavison 4 months agoRave reviews from my partner and a couple guests. This is a new favorite. Absolutely delicious. FIVE STARS ***** Goes well with Jasmine Rice and London Broil.
vanacrane 6 months agoTook away from the flavor of the cauliflower - only tasted lemon & oil. Perhaps double garlic, less lemon and more brown butter would give the nutty sweetness the recipe promised. Not bad, but not good.
angiefettig 7 months ago
regi7 7 months agoThis is really a good snack. The butter puts it over the top. It's a good side dish, too.
gabistoicea 7 months agoGreat taste and texture--go ahead and try it!
pennythng 8 months ago
billmc44 8 months agoVery tasty recipe for cauliflower. However,discovered when serving it that Picky Wife HATES cauliflower! So, guess I won't be fixing this great recipe again any time soon.
hollyloveland 8 months agoMy fiancée loved it; said it was one of the best meals he had ever had.
CYAG 8 months agoEasy and excellent..Made me a fan of cauliflower! Thanks for posting.
ebcortright 8 months ago