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
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 …