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Thanks to one our favorite websites by the name of Food 52 we were reminded of one of our fave cauliflower showstoppers – whole cauliflower with whipped goat cheese

We told you about it before… here, but we just had to repeat! It’s beautiful and delicious!

This recipe takes a little time but is very easy and well worth the effort.

Alon Shaya’s Whole Roasted Cauiflower and Whipped Goat Cheese

Serves: 4 to 6

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 1 hrs

Roasted Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower, whole, stem trimmed and leaves removed

2 1/2 cups dry white wine

1/3 cup olive oil plus more for serving

1/4 cup kosher salt

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes (or to taste)

1 tablespoon sugar

1 bay leaf

1 pinch Coarse sea salt (for serving)

1 Heat oven to 475° F. Bring wine, oil, salt, lemon juice, butter, red pepper flakes, sugar, bay leaf, and 8 cups water to a boil in a large pot.

2 Carefully lower in cauliflower, reduce heat, and simmer, turning occasionally, until a knife easily inserts into center, 15 to 20 minutes.

3 Using 2 slotted spoons or a mesh strainer or spider, transfer cauliflower to a rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan, draining well.

4 Roast, rotating pan halfway through, until brown all over, 30 to 40 minutes.

5 Transfer cauliflower to a plate. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with whipped goat cheese (recipe below).

Whipped Goat Cheese

4 ounces fresh goat cheese

3 ounces cream cheese

3 ounces feta cheese

1/3 cup heavy cream

2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for serving

1 Blend goat cheese, cream cheese, feta, cream, and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a food processor until smooth; season with sea salt.

2 Transfer whipped goat cheese to a serving bowl and drizzle with olive oil.

3 Note: Whipped goat cheese can be made one day ahead. Cover and chill in the refrigerator.

This makes a generous portion of goat cheese…you can use remainder as a spread with crackers , or as a condiment to grilled meats .

We love it so much that we bought the Genius Recipes cookbook

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