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Whole Roasted Spiced Cauliflower Recipe

This Whole Roasted Spiced Cauliflower might just be the ultimate Christmas Dinner or Sunday Lunch : It is plant-based, gluten free, grain-free, nut-free, it is unusual, yet a true crowd pleaser that the whole family can enjoy together. Roasted cauliflower really does taste amazing, and the curry power and lemon juice deliver a zest and spiciness that go really well with the kale salad. The cauliflower (whole or even chopped) will be perfect on it's own for a quick week-night dinner, but be sure to make the accompanying raw, wilted kale and pomegranate salad for a real 'piece de resistance' main course. The recipe might sound advanced, but it really only takes 5 minutes to make the curry paste and coat the cauliflower, pop it into the oven and then the oven does all the work and it is all waiting time.

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Posted by: michael




30 - 60 mins

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1 large organic cauliflower, or 2 smaller ones More products
4 Tbsp organic tomato puree More products
2 Tbsp mild curry powder More products
Tbsp hot curry powder More products
1 lemon, juiced More products
2 Tbsp olive oil More products
For the wilted kale salad:
1 bag or about 200g organic green kale OR

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1 bag or about 200g organic black kale

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1 Tbsp olive oil, as above
1 Tbsp apple balsamic vinegar OR More products
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar More products
generous pinch smoked or regular sea salt More products
1 pomegranate, seeds only

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  • Choose either a cast iron pan or a parcel made of 2 large sheets of aluminium foil to roast the cauliflower in. If using aluminium foil, place the second sheet over the first one at a 90 degrees angle.
  • Cut off the cauliflower's outer leaves and stem.
  • Prepare the curry paste by mixing the tomato puree, curry powder of your choice, lemon juice and olive oil into a small bowl.
  • Now cover the cauliflower in the curry paste as well as you can, using a small spoon or a silicone pastry brush.
  • If using a cast iron pan, place the seasoned cauliflower in the centre, add about 4 Tbsp water to the bottom of the pan and cover the pas with an ovenproof lid or some aluminium foil.
  • If using aluminium foil, place the cauliflower in the centre and gather the aluminium foil to form a loose parcel, not touching the top of the cauliflower. Add about 4 Tbsp water to the bottom of the parcel, avoid washing the curry paste off he cauliflower, and close the parcel.
  • Roast for about 45 minutes in a hot oven (about 180C). To check that the cauliflower is done, delicately lift the foil or open the parcel and insert a tooth pick or a skewer sideways into the cauliflower stem. It should feel soft and there should be no resistance. If the cauliflower stem is still hard, roast for another 10 to 15 minutes. The exact cooking time will vary according to the size of your cauliflower.
  • While the cauliflower is roasting, prepare the wilted kale salad. First seed your pomegranate and set the seeds aside. Wash, dry and chop the kale. Put it into a medium to large bowl, add the olive oil, vinegar and salt. Massage with your 2 hands until the kale softens.
  • When the cauliflower is roasted, place it in the centre of a serving dish and distribute the wilted kale and pomegranate salad all around.

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