Roasted Cauliflower With Whipped Goat Cheese

James Beard Award-winning chef Tony Mantuano’s casual pizzeria & bar has whipped up the most delicious cauliflower recipe yet
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Chef Tony Mantuano

James Beard Award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano’s casual pizzeria & bar has whipped up the most delicious cauliflower recipe yet. Bar Toma in Chicago offers the perfect prelude to its crispy pizza: Whole Roasted Cauliflower. The entire head is boiled, slathered with lemon juice, dry white wine, olive oil, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and garlic, then baked in a wood-fired oven and served with a creamy whipped goat cheese dip.

4
Servings
451
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Dry white wine
  • 1/2  Cup  kosher salt
  • 3  Ounces  fresh lemon juice
  • 2  Ounces  unsalted butter
  • 1  Ounce  crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1  Ounce  sugar
  • bay leaves
  • quarts water
  • head cauliflower
  • 2/3  Cups  olive oil
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1  Ounce  garlic, chopped
  • Whipped goat cheese, for serving

Directions

Bring wine, kosher salt, lemon juice, butter, red pepper flakes, sugar, bay leaf, and water to boil in a large pot. Add cauliflower, reduce heat and simmer (turning occasionally) until a knife easily inserts into center (15-20 minutes).

Using 2 slotted spoons or a mesh spider, transfer cauliflower to a rimmed baking sheet, draining well. Roast until browned (30-40 minutes, rotating halfway through).

Transfer cauliflower to a plate. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with sea salt and chopped garlic. Serve with whipped goat cheese.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
44g
63%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
13g
10%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
16mg
21%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
28µg
31%
Calcium, Ca
16mg
2%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
16µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
35mg
11%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
87mg
12%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
209mg
14%
Water
53g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cauliflower Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Cauliflower Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.