Food52 Genius Recipe #46 Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese
To make the cauliflower, wine, olive oil, salt, lemon juice, butter, red pepper flakes, sugar, and a bay leaf get brought to a boil in a large pot. Once the mixture gets to a boil, carefully lower the head of cauliflower into the pot and turn the heat down to a simmer. Turn the head a few times and allow to cook until a knife easily inserts into the center. Carefully remove the cauliflower and place on a rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan. After spending 30 to 40 minutes in a 475 degree over, you're left with a nicely browned head of cauliflower. Drizzle with a little olive oil and some salt before serving.
I loved the way it turned out and definitely will make this again. This is a recipe that can be tinkered with to create some delicious results just By changing the spices and liquids that go into the cooking water. Christine and I ate the entire head of cauliflower with the rest of our dinner. The nice thing is you can do that and not feel terrible about yourself because even a half a cauliflower head isn't many calories. If there's one thing that made this cookbook worth it, it's the cauliflower recipes.