Baked whole cauliflower with sea salt

    Amazing look and taste. I saw those cauliflowers heads on the shelf of Israeli restaurant in Tel Aviv. It looked extraordinary. Heads of cauliflower lay one next to each other. Those cauliflower heads are what got my attention and brought me to this place at dinner time. I have enjoyed every bite and every moment. The atmosphere was fun and very unusual. Did it catch your interest? Here is the place - haMiznon. Try it. Trust me. If you are lucky - you might get a run of complimentary aromatic tea or spiced coffee, brewed for the crew and shared with everyone. Not in Tel-Aviv?  Here is how to make at home.

Baked cauliflower with sea salt and olive oil


Baked whole cauliflower

Whole fresh cauliflower
Olive oil, about 1 tablespoon
Sea salt, 1 teaspoon or to taste

Preheat oven to 400F. In a large pot boil water enough to immerse cauliflower whole. Cut the bottom of the cauliflower so it will sit steady when placed on flat surface. You may choose to salt the water. When the water is boiling add cauliflower, cover and let it cook for 6-10 minutes, until it can be pierced with fork. Remove from water. Let the cauliflower sit on the counter for about 10 minutes, in order to cool down and dry out. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on ovenproof dish or skillet and bake the cauliflower until golden brown, for about 10 minutes. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.

     Cauliflower prepared this way is a kids favorite. My kids tear cauliflower florets apart and soon the whole thing disappears. I rarely have anything left to put in lunchboxes the next day. 

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