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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

RECIPES–Baked Whole Cauliflower With Spicy Rub

There have been a number of recipes for baked whole cauliflower recently for good reason.  Slow baked with a spicy rub is a perfect variation from the usual recipes.  Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that needs a boost, and toppings are usually it.  Cold cauliflower with a mayonnaise, anchovy, caper dressing is a good example.  Alu Gobi, the classic Indian curry dish is another.  Baked cauliflower with a rub of a mixture of spices is simple, unique, and delicious.

Baked Whole Cauliflower With Spicy Rub
* 1 lg. cauliflower with leaves and stem trimmed
* 2 tsp. paprika
* 2 tsp. thyme leaves
* 1 Tbsp. garlic flakes
* 3 Tbsp. olive oil
* 1 Tbsp. good Dijon mustard
* 10 gratings fresh pepper
- Place all spices in a mixing bowl and mix well

- Taste the mixture and add spices as needed

- Rub over the entire head of cauliflower

- Place in baking dish uncovered

- Cook for 2-3 hours or until done (fork penetrates easily, nice crust on top)

- Drizzle another 1-2 Tbsp. olive oil after 2 hours.

- Serve 

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