Yet another win for my new Martha Stewart cookbook—Meatless
. After such great luck with the beet galette
that Steph & I made the other day, I decided to try a second recipe and see
if it would be be as successful. It was! With every new recipe I try, it’s looking like I will need to make a
little extra space on the shelf because this book is getting pretty close to making itself
worthy of entry into my collection.
recipe that I decided to attempt for my second go was Roasted Cauliflower with Pasta and Lemon Zest
because I had a head of
cauliflower in the refrigerator that needed to be used ASAP. I searched
through the index to find one that would be able to use it up. I had almost everything on hand the was needed to prepare the meal and after a quick trip to the grocery, I was ready to go.
The actual preparation was
pretty easy. I was a little wary of
pasta AND an entire head of cauliflower, as it seemed a bit much and I didn’t
necessarily want to eat it--by myself-- for 12 meals straight. But, ever the trooper, I forged ahead as the
recipe instructed. This didn't end up being a problem in the end as there was not as much pasta used as I originally thought. After reading the recipe again I realized that the main star of the dish was the cauliflower and pasta merely held a supporting role. I roasted the capers,
onions and cauliflower… easy. Boil the
pasta…really easy. Mix all together….
Moral of the story—other than
the tedious chopping of the cauliflower, this is a delicious and easy
recipe. The only difference between my version of the recipe and Martha’s was that I gently modified by adding crushed red pepper
flakes to the vegetables while roasting and I also added a tablespoon or two of fresh
lemon juice as I thought a little extra tang was nice. I seasoned well with freshly ground salt and black pepper. Result?!?! Mmmmm mmmm good!
Not only was the initial meal great, but I thought the leftovers were outta this world good as well—I didn’t even mind
eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner the following day. Even Henri wanted some…
Labels: Cauliflower, Healthy, Pasta, Recipe, Vegetarian