A bit of news is cooking over at the Chez Us kitchen. I am very excited to tell you that I am doing some meaty recipe development for the Key Ingredients‘s Back Burner. Every Tuesday I will bring a new meat-lovers dish to your kitchen. Before we dive into a full-on meat feast I want to share this recipe for Monster Brains | Roasted Cauliflower.
If meat is not enough to keep you full, Monday – Friday, the Back Burner will be feeding you with recipes contributed by more delicious home-chefs:
- Monday: Lauren, Healthy Food for Living, will be covering light lunch recipes–soups, salads, and sandwiches.
- Wednesday: Kathy, Busy Vegan, is about eating vegan on the go and she will be giving us veggie-oriented/healthy recipes.
- Thursday: Grace, A Southern Grace, We’d like her to be the voice for things sweet and baked.
- Friday: Greg, Sippity Sup, will be specializing in cocktails and drinks
The theme this week is all about Halloween food for Kids. I wanted to start your night of trick and treating by filling up your little ones with a healthy meal of Bloody Eye Balls with a Side of Worms and a bowl of Monster Brains. Now, I don’t have children; but, after 10 years of taking care of MEM, I stand firm on the fact, if you make a meal fun, they are more likely to eat it. I use to tease MEM that we were going to eat a side of Monkey Brains or Lizard Lips for lunch; they would giggle with delight and ask for more.
Our recipe for Monster Brains is roasted cauliflower. We are big fans of roasting our vegetables, and especially fall/winter ones. Roasting adds a nice depth to the flavor and a bit of gooey caramelization to the vegetables as it brings out their natural sugars. I decided to use cauliflower because of the bumpy surface, which is similar to our brains. The addition of garlic and Parmesan add a little more flavor to an otherwise bland vegetable. This recipe is the perfect companion for a dish of Bloody Eyeballs and Worms and is sure to make your little ones squeal with delight.
Monster Brains | Roasted Cauliflower
- 1 head of cauliflower, cut into medium pieces
- 1 clove of garlic, sliced very thinly
- olive oil
- parmesan cheese
- salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste