CtBF -Dukkah-roasted cauliflower

This is, of course, supposed to be Cook the Book Friday. Not to be for me this week, mainly because I really just didn’t plan well enough – and with my not-so-good plan, didn’t execute well at all!

However, after I picked up our wonderful friend Jackie from the valley, and we visited a bit,  we had a lovely family-style French dinner. This was one of the (delicious) components.IMG_0254

The dish consists of roasted cauliflower spiced with a wonderful Egyptian spice-nut mix. So of course, the dukkah must be made first. This was how I got sidetracked in the first place. This recipe has a few more ingredients than others I’d seen, and so I found myself without a couple, and then never did get to the pumpkin seeds… Anyway, the nuts, seeds and spices are all toasted in a dry pan separately, and then ground to a coarse mixture.

This gets added to the cauliflower slices about halfway through their roasting as they had been tossed with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.

This was a delicious dish with the Hachis Parmentier, for a lovely French meal. We all loved the cauliflower, it wasn’t too spicy for us, just enough for some added flavor. The cauliflower was cooked perfectly with just a little caramelization as suggested.

OK! Now it’s time to do a little sight-seeing. I hope you’ll go see what the others have thought of this dish at Cook the Book Friday.

9 thoughts on “CtBF -Dukkah-roasted cauliflower

  1. I think Cook the Book Sunday is well-warranted if it means sharing a delicious dish like this in great company. It’s been a while since I’ve had hachis Parmentier – it sounds like a wonderful pairing with this cauliflower.

  2. Hey – if the company is good, then you can cook whatever day you want 🙂
    Glad you enjoyed – you reminded me that I wanted to get back to that parmentier ones of these days…

  3. Cook the Book Weekend is still great! Was that Dorie’s Hachis Parmentier on your table? I love that one AND the cauliflower. I made it again last night at my sister’s. It was a hit. Felt good to leave behind a big jar of dukkah so she can easily make it herself. Hope Jackie is enjoying her visit.

  4. I already had some dukkah in the freezer from another recipe, and I still haven’t gotten around to posting. You’re way ahead of me! Your meal sounds delicious.

  5. You are a good daughter and I know your mom and her friend appreciated the meal. So whatever day you post is perfect. You do have a full plate, so to speak. I forget to go back and re-make some of my favorite recipes from AMFT. I just need more eager eaters and taste testers. I’m glad the ladies liked David’s cauliflower dish. I did also. Lots of new cooks joined us this week. How nice.

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