Smokey Cauli

Last Sunday I was hungry and I didn’t really have snackable food (save for Oreos na medyo pinagsasawaan ko na) so I decided to just cook a little cauliflower. Normally though, this is a side dish.

Smokey (Cumin) Cauliflower. 

What you need:

  • 2 cloves garlic – minced
  • 1 small head of cauliflower (or whatever quantity good for one person) – divided into bite size florets
  • cumin powder
  • salt & pepper

How to:

  1. Bring water in a pot to a boil. Dunk in your cauliflower. You’ll know its mostly cooked when the cauliflower turns to a brighter shade of yellow. Cook it some more just to be sure. Drain the cauliflower and set it aside.
  2. In a skillet, sauté the minced garlic in oil and some butter. Add the cauliflower. Add as much cumin powder as you like. Season with salt and pepper.

Variations: At home we’ve used this same recipe swapping out the cauliflower with potato, carrot, singkamas and okra. Cumin lends such a smokey flavor to vegetables and meats it’s added to.