Thank goodness the price of cauliflower has come back down in Auckland – when the price was $10.00 per head a couple of weeks ago it was off this families menu!
Now we love vegetables at our house, and my husband makes a lovely cheese sauce … (this is another great disguiser of vegetables of kids)….but is there anything nicer than fresh vegetables that are slightly enhanced so you still taste them?
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled & minced
- Lemon juice from half a lemon
- Olive oil
- Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut cauliflower into florets and put in a single layer in an oven-proof baking dish. Toss in the garlic. Sprinkle lemon juice over cauliflower and drizzle each piece with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. If the oven hasn’t reached 400°F yet, set aside until it has.
Place casserole in the hot oven, uncovered, for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is lightly brown. Test with a fork for desired doneness. Fork tines should be able to easily pierce the cauliflower. Remove from oven and sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese.
Serve immediately – a fabulous side dish which makes even the humble sausage meal a little more special!
Happy cooking xx