Friday, October 12, 2012

Brentwood Farmer's Market Dinner

I had to make dinner for one last night and last weekend I went to Brentwood Farmer's Market Dinner and bought a bunch of vegetables, specifically some corn and cauliflower.

Have you guys been to Blue Cow restaurant in Downtown LA? Food is pretty good but what is memorable is the Singaporean Roasted Curried Cauliflower. It comes in a brown bag and it's kind of like a popcorn cauliflower. I've been trying to recreate this dish for months but unsuccessfully. I do find one that is pretty tasty here. 

Roasted Curried Cauliflower Recipe

Serves 2-4
  • 1 large cauliflower (or several small ones), ~2 lbs
  • Curry powder
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher or sea salt
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Break cauliflower into medium-small florets and place into large bowl or baking pan. Be sure the pieces are as evenly sized as possible, or they will cook unevenly. The smaller you make the pieces, the quicker they will cook and the more caramelized they will become, which I consider a good thing.
Drizzle cauliflower pieces generously with olive oil and season well with salt and curry powder. Distribute evenly in a single layer at the bottom of a baking pan. If necessary, use a second baking pan to be sure the pieces aren’t too crowded.
Cover the pans with foil and place into the oven. Roast, covered for 10-15 minutes. The cauliflower should be slightly soft and start looking translucent. If not replace foil and cook another 5 minutes.
When the cauliflower has finished steaming, remove the foil and toss with tongs. Continue to roast, stirring every 8-10 minutes until the tips of the cauliflower begin to brown and become crisp as pictured. Approximately 30-35 minutes. (It only took me 15 minutes of turning it around instead of 30 minutes).
Adjust salt to taste (you will probably need another sprinkle) and serve.
Another simple recipe I did is a super easy roasted corn from here. 

Garlic Corn on the Cob

12 ears corn, husked and cleaned
12 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 cup garlic powder
1.Preheat grill for medium heat, or preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.Place each ear of corn on a separate square of aluminum foil. Place 1 tablespoon of butter on each one, and sprinkle with garlic powder. Wrap ears tightly with the foil.
3.Place ears of corn on the grill or in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, turning over occasionally.

 The very important thing to note is just oven at 350 degrees F and corn for 20-30 minutes. I just added garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper.

Voila dinner is ready!

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