I never really say that any one of my fab recipes are better than the other, but today will be that day. Recently Ive been loving cumin lately. I remembered that I had a jar of cumin in my spice cabinet and I put it in the front of my mind for future use. Cumin, has a very distinct flavor, its one of the main components in curry and is very popular in Middle Eastern, Mexican and Indian cooking. Although also packed with health benefits, I love using cumin because I feel like it also adds a bit of smokiness to your food and Im a fan of smoke.
This cauliflower dish happened as I was making some food for my grandmother and neighbor recently. Cauliflower is one of those great vegetables that's super versatile and it holds up to almost any flavor that you combine with it. I knew that the combination of a piping hot skillet and the smokiness of the cumin would knock this cauliflower out the park.
After this dish was made,
Cumin Seared Cauliflower
1/2 head of fresh cauliflower
6 garlic cloves, peeled & sliced
1 bunch of scallions, chopped (use about 1/2 the bunch)
salt and pepper
Heat a large sauté pan over high heat. Remove the bulky core from the cauliflower and cut and crumble the cauliflower to bite size pieces. Add about 3 tablespoons of canola oil to your hot sauté pan. Your skillet must be extremely hot, borderline smoking.
Add crumbled cauliflower to hot sauté pan and sear until brown. Add in fresh sliced garlic, scallions, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Continue to sear cauliflower and adjust cumin to your taste. Serve hot and eat fab!