"Cauliflower?" you ask. Because it's one of the most ordinary vegetables out there. What I wanted to point out though, is there is a certain way to cook it that really takes it to another dimension. People might try to stir-fry, steam (bland!) or eat it raw (shudder!), but what the Google cafes taught me is that the only way to really eat cauliflower, except perhaps pureed in a soup, is to roast it.
Somehow, roasting cauliflower brings out a beautifully flavorful sweetness, and the texture is the perfect mix of tender and a bit crispy on the edges, and the whole experience is altogether extraordinary. It's like meeting a completely new vegetable.
Simple Roasted Cauliflower
Cauliflower, cut into florets
Salt & pepper
(optional) Parmesan cheese for sprinkling at the end
Wash and cut cauliflower. Drizzle olive oil. Toss with garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Roast at 425 degrees for 20-25 min. Remove from oven and sprinkle parmesan, if desired.