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
409
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
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 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
37g
53%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
30g
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
36mg
4%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
8µg
0%
Folate, total
25µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
27mg
4%
Sodium, Na
357mg
24%
Water
50g
2%

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.