Monday, November 08, 2010

Roasted cauliflower with bacon and garlic

Roasted cauliflower with bacon and garlic / Röstitud lillkapsas küüslaugu ja peekoniga

First of all, thank you all for your kind feedback about the upcoming Nami-Nami Cookbook! Your support means a lot to me...

I'm trying to blog more often this month, as the amount of dishes that I'd love to share with you is actually rather impressive - and now, that the cookbook is out of my hands, so to say, I may have more time. We'll see. I'll start with something rather easy, yet super-yummy that we had for dinner last night. It was exceptionally well received both our little daughter (she's 1 year and 9 months already, and a very good eater!) as well as her 74-year-old grandmother who was visiting. So this dish appeals potentially to a very wide age group :)

The recipe is from Jaden's Steamy Kitchen. I cannot even really say that I've adapted it in any particular way - apart from specifying the amount of bacon in the recipe (sold in 100-125 g packets around here) and changing the cooking times a little. I roast cauliflower quite often (usually just sprinkled with salt and drizzled with oil), and used the same timings and temperatures I'm used to (and these were both different from Jaden's).

Roasted cauliflower with bacon and garlic
(Röstitud lillkapsas peekoni ja küüslauguga)
Serves 4

1 large cauliflower, cut into rather small florets
6 cloves garlic, cut into thick slices
100-125 grams smoked bacon, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 Tbsp olive oil
sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 200 C. On a large baking sheet, toss together the cauliflower florets, garlic slices and bacon bits. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Roast in the middle of the pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes until bacon is crisp and cauliflower is cooked and slightly golden brown here and there. Taste for seasoning, and serve at once.


Dinetonite said...

That was ncie

Unknown said...

I'm wondering if this would work with broccoli.

stephen said...

This looks very healthy to me,I’m going to try this one.Hoping to learn more from you.Thanks

Pille said...

Dinetonite - thanks!

Freya - I guess it would - give it a go :)

Stephen - hope you'll enjoy this!

Mari-Liis said...

Väga maitsev moodus lillkapsa valmistamiseks, röstisin täna ja tervele perele meeldis, isegi mu lillkapsavihkajast tütar sõi ja kiitis.

Chef Basket said...

This recipe for roasted cauliflower with bacon and garlic sounds wonderful. Thanks for the post.

Daisy said...

This was lovely. Now I'm experimenting with root vegetables: parsnips, turnips, beets, rutabagas using your guidelines.

Pille said...

Mari-Liis - see on jah nii, et paljud lillkapsavihkajad söövad röstitud kapsast meelsasti. Eriti siis, kui seal veel krõbedaid peekonitükikesi on :)

ChefBasket - thank you!

Daisy - all veggies love being roasted, so just use your imagination!!!