Friday, December 4, 2009

Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Brown Butter and Sage Salt

This recipe from the New York Times introduced us to Sage Salt, now a staple in our kitchen.  Here it is used to season roasted cauliflower for a rich and filling vegetable dish.

Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Brown Butter and Sage Salt
adapted from New York Times

                Sage Salt
1/4  cup   olive oil
1     tsp     sea salt
2               small heads or 1 large head cauliflower
6     Tbs    unsalted butter
1               lemon, juice and zested

  1. Break cauliflower into florets, toss with olive oil and sea salt.  Spread onto sheet pans.
  2. Heat oven to 375, put a roasting pan with 1" of water in the bottom of oven.  This water slows the cooking, but the moisture will keep the cauliflower moist.
  3. Bake until brown, about 30 minutes.
  4. Melt butter in small pan over medium heat.  When foam subsides, watch closely and stir often. When white solids are brown and butter smells toasty, turn off heat, squeeze in juice of lemon and stir well.
  5. Toss cauliflower with lemon butter, lemon zest, and sprinkle with sage salt.  Add more to taste.
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    1. I love sage. I can't wait to try making this salt.

    2. How are you enjoying the snow? It missed us here in Dallas (we had some Tuesday) and headed for you instead! This cauliflower looks great!

    3. OK, I'm drooling. There's nothing more perfect than browned butter & cauliflower... but I'll bet it's even better with a touch of lemon and some of that sage salt.

    4. The addition of sage salt is an excellent idea, love it!

    5. You have awesome collection of veggelicious recipes.Thanks for dropping by :D

    6. I love roasted vegetables, it accentuate all the flavors. Sage salt great idea.

    7. Wonderful idea! Sage is one of my favorite herbs and I try to use it often--this is a great recipe (especially because my cauliflower is coming in, too!). Thanks so much!

    8. Ooh I'd love some of that sage salt in my kitchen! Must find some time to make it. Really like how you paired it with cauliflower and lemon zest to bring out the citrus flavors!

    9. I saw last night on the news that you guys were getting snowed on. Crazy, huh? Chicago supposed to get a big mess Tuesday night or so they say.
      I love roasting all vegetables and again this is a nice use of sage salt.

    10. Brilliant way to pair that sage flavor with the cauliflower -- and roasting veggies is especially comforting in the winter, too. Can't wait to try the sage salt -and congrats on your Top 9!

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    11. cauliflower and sage salt !!!!WOW!!!!

    12. Looks mouthwatering...can't wait to try it out!

    13. I love the simplicity of this dish. Definitely going to make it this week. I'm in search of veggie dishes just like this.


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