Lunch with Juju

A journey through food in Kenya following fresh produce from farm to fork, scrumptious ingredients that make up delicious meals, and healthy options for those who love food and the kitchen!

Tonight I tried a whole cauliflower

And it wasn't bad at all! 

I've long harboured a desire to taste cauliflower that is not languishing in a thick white cheese sauce (which is how my Wiz likes it, and of course the kids too), where the cauliflower acts merely as a silent and tasteless vehicle for gloopy slop. And after visiting Ecoscapes and picking up an organic cauliflower, I was ready to give it a go. Side note: Wiz was also taking no notice about what was coming out for supper, added bonus. 

So I duly melted my coconut oil and stripped off the leaves and stalks of the cauli. I placed it in a baking tray and poured the oil over, before placing in the oven for 35 minutes or so. In the meantime, the rest of the meal got underway: baked fish with lemon zest, oregano and capers; fresh mange tout, mashed potato for Wiz. At about 30 minutes in to the cooking time, I got impatient and removed the cauliflower at which point I poured over another mixture of:

1 tblsp coconut oil + 1 tsp sumac + 1 tsp cumin + 2 tsp fresh chopped oregano + lemon zest. 

Once poured over the cauliflower, I put it back in the oven for another ten minutes. To be honest by this time I thought I had burnt it, so it was with some trepidation that I had a taste of it. Luckily, there was no burn - only brown crispiness that added to the flavour. I chopped it in half with lofty ambitions of having half a cauliflower as my hero vegetable, and then realised that was a folly and cut it in half again. Much better! Highly recommended...