Jalapeño Roasted Cauliflower, add a little sass and spicy heat to your mild mannered roasted cauliflower.
Cheeks flushed, feeling the heat creeping in. Your tongue swells slightly while a familiar tingle dances around your mouth. Finally, your body shouts “Dude! That was spicy. Get me a glass of milk STAT!”
Mouth extinguished you pause briefly before taking another bite because it’s just that good…
Spicy food fans know what I’m talking about. Contrary to what your spouse/mom/best friend thinks, you’re not looking to set your mouth on fire. Or blow out your taste buds. Though the tongue tingling peppery heat is seductive.
Nope. For you, it’s about the flavor.
Granted some spicy sauces and fresh peppers are wildly hot and overpowering. But others, when used with a light hand can quietly turn an ordinary side dish into something special. A surprising treat full of flavor and texture with a touch of feisty pepper heat.
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A Better Way To Roast Cauliflower
Instead of chopping cauliflower into bite-size bits. Slice it into thicker “steak-like” pieces instead. This way you get more surface area touching the roasting pan. That means lots of golden caramelization.
The end result is crispy, creamy, buttery roasted cauliflower that’s comforting and delicious.
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And the jalapeños, Oh-The-Jalapeños! They’re crisped and smoky with a tiny bit of heat. Just enough to make your lips lightly tingle.
It’s the perfect level of spice for someone looking to dip their toes in the chile pepper pond.
Right before diving in we love to finish the plate with a light sprinkle of citrusy fresh cilantro. If your taste buds aren’t tuned to a cilantro loving frequency use parsley instead.
Or just enjoy the dish plain and simple. Savoring all of its yummy jalapeño roasted cauliflower flavor.