Recipe: Whole roasted cauliflower

Whole roasted cauliflower. Photo / Babiche Martens.

Whole roasted cauliflower

Serves 6-8

• 1 cauliflower
• 50g butter
• Zest and juice of 1 lemon
• 1 tsp cumin
• 1 tsp paprika
• ½ cup chopped soft herbs eg parsley, dill, chives, tarragon
• Salt and pepper
• 100g soft goats cheese
• ½ cup grated parmesan
• 1 cup wine
• 1 Tbsp chopped herbs, to garnish

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Bring a pot ¾ full of salted water and large enough to fit cauliflower to the boil. Plunge cauliflower in and cook for 5 minutes or until a skewer goes in easily. Remove carefully and place into a small roasting dish.

3. In a small pot melt butter, add lemon, cumin, paprika, herbs, salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes until flavours are infused. Stir through goat's and parmesan cheese. Spoon mixture over cauliflower using the back of a spoon to spread into florets.

4. Pour wine into base of dish. Bake in oven for 40 minutes until golden and crispy.

5. Serve with a sprinkle of the fresh herbs.

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