Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Truffle-Scented Roasted Cauliflower

I've been bad at blogging recently. I've been bad at just about everything recently. Work has been very busy, which is normally a good thing, but it leaves me very little free time. I'm uninspired to really cook anything extrodinary, and I'm even less inspired to blog about it.

Sadly, my blogoversary came & went & all I could do was tweet about it. I didn't even use the full 140 characters Twitter allows me. I didn't even think I had anything to blog about until I ran into a commuter buddy on the way home after a long day in the office. She asked me about winter vegetables & what I do with them. I told her how I roast cauliflower and sprinkle it with truffle oil. She seemed interested. So, here I am, 2 train rides later, inspiried and posting about the roasted cauliflower I had last night.

Roasted Cauliflower
1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets.
1 Tbsp sunflower oil.
1-2 Tbsp truffle-infused oil*
sea salt

Heat oven to 220°. Put cauliflower in a baking dish. Toss with sunflower oil so it doesn't stick. After about 20-25 minutes, take baking dish out of the oven. Toss cauliflower with truffle oil in the same baking dish. Sprinkle with sea salt.

*I found some truffle oil in an Italian supermarket. I'm sure that a nutty sunflower oil or a good olive oil would work. This is the best use of truffle oil that I have found to date, though.

I made a risotto in the meantime. It came from a package & I had high expectations of it. The risotto was a disappointment but the cauliflower was good.

Update: My commuter buddy has a commuter blog. Visit here for her insights on the daily ride.


Cathy said...

I love truffle oil mixed into risotto so I bet the cauliflower was tasty! Don't feel so bad about the blogging - I'm surprised I've managed to even do 2 posts this month :) Hope work slows down a bit for you.

taste traveller said...

I've been meaning to write to you this week but... :-(

I'll try the truffle oil in the risotto next time. But this package stuff was a complete waste of time.

Justin said...

sorry to hear work has been keeping you too busy. what a simple way to prepare cauliflower. i think i have some truffle oil in the house.

Michele said...

This look so delicious!

Murasaki Shikibu said...

I have this lovely head of cauliflower but no truffle oil. :(

Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said...

Looks good - we have some truffle paste that I think would do nicely in this recipe!

Erica said...

Wow!This sounds delicious! I would love to try truffle oil.

NĂºria said...

I guess it happens to all of us... well, at least, it happens to me too. Sometimes I'm just too busy or too lazy or whatever to post about anything; but then one day my muse comes back and so does inspiration :D.
I love cauliflower and the truffle scented oil is such a wonderful idea. Thanks.

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