Today I will tell of such a flower, that feeds the body and the soul: cauliflower!
Lately cauliflower became very popular around here (thanks to one famous chef). I got caught up in that as well, but (as always?) with my (improved) version, so here it is:
- one whole cauliflower
- 300-500ml (1-2 cups) beef stock- it is essential to have good quality beef stock. It is the whole point here!
- sage, thyme, rosemary and whatever you’ve got
- dried chili
- celery root or stalks (optional)
Put the flower in a heavy pan, that fits the oven (or a pan that you can cover in tin-foil. Put the stock and celery on the bottom of the pot, then put in the herbs over everything. Cover the pan and put in a preheated oven (200C) for 40-60min, until the flower is soft. Take off the cover and sprinkle butter over the cauliflower. Continue baking, or grilling, for 20-30min, until golden brown and the fluids on the bottom are dried. You can serve it either hot or warm.
* Quote in headline is from the Koran.