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Friday, June 8, 2018

Chipotle Roasted Cauliflower With Smoked Chili Cream

I received samples from Pereg and Swiss Diamond to facilitate this post.

 Looking for a drool-worthy appetizer for Father's Day?

  My husband loves to grill so this Father's day the boys will get some grill-worthy cuts of meat like steak or pork for their dad. While my husband is marinating the meat, I will roast a whole cauliflower in the oven, as I am not allowed near the grill. I usually roast my veggies on a baking sheet but for whole cauliflower, I like to roast it in a Swiss Diamond roaster so the sauce that I use can make a great glaze. I am talking a gooey glaze that sticks to the bottom of the whole cauliflower. This roaster makes a caramelized glaze on the bottom of the cauliflower. A roaster pan keeps the glaze around the cauliflower and makes the vegetable look like a braised piece of meat.

The Wall Street Journal named it “the Rolls-Royce” of nonstick pans.

 When I selected this Swiss Diamond Roaster, I thought about using it to make a pot roast or pulled pork for my husband for Father's Day but my husband wanted to grill. I still wanted to try out this unique non-stick roaster that made a great Father's Day gift for my husband so I decided to make a drool-worthy appetizer in this "Rolls-Royce" of nonstick roasting pans. I just had to see how this unique pan performs.

What makes this roaster so unique?

 To start the 5.3 Qt. Swiss Diamond Roaster is made with real diamond crystals for maximum durability, highest release properties, and optimum heat transfer. This deep roaster is also non-stick so I can make those gooey recipes that leave baked on goodness and clean up is a breeze. No more having to soak my pans after roasting my favorite foods. This awesome roasting pan is just one of many unique pans that are manufactured by Swiss Diamond in Switzerland. This green girl loves that they use a hydroelectric green power supply and a clean and safe environment that is controlled by the Swiss authorities. It is a pan that I am proud to own.

What about cooking?

 This roaster will not only roast my whole cauliflower but will comfortably fit a 6-8 lb. roast. My husband who enjoys cooking will love that he can sear his meat on the stovetop and then place the roaster pan into the oven (up to 500°F). He can even use the same pan to make his gravy! The roaster even has a heat-tempered glass lid with an adjustable steam vent for advanced moisture control. So my husband can brown or braise in this Swiss Diamond XD coated pan.

On to the drool-worthy recipe!

  If you came to my website for a delicious recipe to make on Father's Day, you are in the right place. My whole roasted cauliflower is a delicious healthy recipe that is loaded with an awesome smoky chipotle chili flavor. To get this wonderful flavor, I use a spice blend that combines Chipotle Peppers with brown sugar, garlic, paprika, and other amazing spices. The Swiss Diamond roaster pan makes an amazing whole roasted cauliflower. This pan takes the glaze that I made with the spices and the oil and carmelizes it on the bottom of the cauliflower. It also helps the delicious flavor absorb into the cauliflower for great intense flavor. If you want the delicious caramelized glaze on the top of the cauliflower, just turn it over halfway through the cooking. I love using this spice blend on veggies, fiber-rich whole grains, and sauces like the Smoked Chili Cream that you can either drizzle over the roasted cauliflower or dip the pieces into.

Chipotle Roasted Cauliflower With Smoked Chili Cream

1 head cauliflower, medium to large-sized
4 Tbsp olive oil
3 teaspoons Chipotle Seasoning

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Trim the leaves and stems from the underside of the cauliflower and cut the bottom stem even with the florets so that the cauliflower sits flat.
Stir together the olive oil and Chipotle Seasoning. Place the whole cauliflower head into the Swiss Diamond roaster. Begin by brushing the bottom side of the cauliflower with the seasoned oil. Turn the head over and brush the top and sides with the seasoned oil. Pour any remaining oil into the pan.
Bake for 50–60 minutes, basting the cauliflower with the oil in the pan every 15 minutes. If you want the top of the cauliflower to have a caramelized topping then turn the cauliflower over about halfway through the cooking process. The cauliflower is done when the center of the cauliflower is tender when pierced with a knife and the exterior is golden brown.
Slice into wedges and serve with the Smoked Chili Cream.

Smoked Chili Cream

8 ounces full-fat Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons Chipotle Seasoning
1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. honey

Sea salt and black pepper

Combine all the ingredients until smooth. Add more honey or spices to taste. Serve this delicious smoky cream with the roasted cauliflower. You can drizzle it over the cauliflower or dip the cauliflower pieces into it.


Tammy said...

Yummy. I love roasted cauliflower and I must try this recipe. I've never heard of that roaster. Must check it out.

Rachel @ The Philosophers Wife said...

My husband loves roasted cauliflower, I'll have to give it a try with the Chipotle Seasoning. I would love to get my hands on one of those roasting pans! It looks awesome!

Joan said...

This is such a great twist on cooking cauliflower and I would really love to try it.

AiringMyLaundry said...

Yum what a great flavor. I'll have to give this a try. I always love my food with a kick to it.

Wander With Ola said...

Wow this sounds like a great idea. I would have to give this recipe a try over the weekend!

Annie Cho said...

I love cauliflower, so this is right up my alley! I'm intrigued about the chili cream dip!

Sara said...

Wow I have never tried this recipe, cauliflower is my favorite and this one needs to be tried :)

Summer Mitch Ryan said...

Looks delish! This would be great, fathers would be enjoying father's day minus the cholesterol.

Shilpa Bindlish said...

It's so easy and looks so delicious. I like this recipe that even my son prepare for his dad.

Unknown said...

this is such a great recipe and i think it would work great in the grill. i like this idea when i have friends come over who dont eat meat. thanks!

Sarah Bailey said...

OK now this sounds delicious - I have to admit I do love cauliflower and this sounds like a really interesting way to cook it!

Ali Rost said...

This looks like the perfect snack! I love the flavors and it's definitely something that I'd enjoy! YUM!

Erin S said...

We have been substituting cauliflower a lot for rices in our dinners to cut carb. I'll have to try this one

Unknown said...

This looks and sounds amazing. Great substitution, thanks for sharing.

Heidi@OneCreativeMommy.com said...

I've never tried roasted cauliflower, but I love every vegetable, so I'm sure I'd like it. Thanks for the recipe!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love cauliflower recipes because they have less carbs and taste great. This recipe also seems so easy to make.

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