1 head of cauliflower
2 bay leaves
4 cups (1l) vegetable or chicken stock, more or less, depending on the size of the cauliflower
1/3 cup (70)g melted butter
Fresh cracked pepper
- Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200°C). Trim the bottom of the cauliflower and remove all the leaves and the stem, but without breaking apart. Give it a quick rinse and pat dry.
- Place the whole cauliflower in a pot and cover with stock, add fresh thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and simmer for 12 minutes.
- Drain and transfer the cauliflower head in a cast iron skillet or any oven proof pan. Ladle a little of the cooking stock over the cauliflower then drizzle with melted butter on top. Sprinkle with fresh thyme and pepper.
- Roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of your cauliflower, until golden. Baste with cooking juice from time to time. Check with a knife, if it slides in easily, then it’s cooked. You can broil for an extra 2 minutes if you want to give it a bit more color, but keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh thyme. Slice, and serve with an extra drizzle of the buttery cooking juices.
Note: For a smokey non-vegetarian version, add crumbled bacon on top of the roasted cauliflower.
3 stalks celery,
2 roughly chopped and 1 diced 2 large carrots, roughly chopped
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper
1 large head cauliflower
5 tbsp. butter, melted
1/3 c. hot sauce, such as Frank’s
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 c. ranch dressing, for serving
1/4 c. crumbled blue cheese, for serving
1 tbsp. freshly chopped chives, for serving
Preheat oven to 400°. In a 9″-x-13″ baking dish, toss chopped celery, carrots, and onion with oil and season with salt and pepper. Cut off leaves and stem from the cauliflower so it sits flat and place over vegetables.
Make buffalo sauce:
1 cup Frank’s red hot sauce
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
salt to taste
Roast until cauliflower is golden and tender, about 1 hour 25 minutes.
Drizzle roasted cauliflower with ranch dressing and reserved buffalo sauce and sprinkle with blue cheese, diced celery, and chives.