What is the easiest way to cook cauliflower?
- How to Make Roast Cauliflower Preheat oven to 425 degrees Cut cauliflower into 1″ florets Add cauliflower to a large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper In a single layer, spread cauliflower onto a baking sheet that is covered in foil or parchment paper. Roast 20 to 25 minutes until tender and golden brown.
How do you cook raw cauliflower?
Place the cauliflower florets into a medium sized saucepan and cover with 1 quart of water.
Bring water to a boil over high heat.
Boil at a simmer for 5-7 minutes until the cauliflower is fork tender.
Can I boil cauliflower instead of steam?
Boiling cooks cauliflower a bit more quickly than steaming. Add cauliflower to a pot of boiling water, using enough water to fully submerge the cauliflower. Boil whole heads for about 15 minutes and florets for three to six minutes. Check the cauliflower often so it doesn’t overcook and become mushy.
How do you know when cauliflower is cooked?
Check for doneness throughout cooking time by piercing with a fork or the tip of a knife. Cook only until pieces are tender-crisp. When cauliflower is done, a whole head should be placed on a plate and allowed to sit for a few minutes for the water to drain before preparing to serve.