Baked Cauliflower Pizzaiola

On 16th, 17th & 18th June 2015, This was Dinner

Is it me or is cauliflower taking steps up the fashionable food ladder?

When Mr S asked what was for dinner tonight and I said ‘cauli pizzaiola’, he pulled a face. Once he’d eaten it, he apologised for his pre-dinner judgemental face as it was so good.


  • Cut a cauliflower into 8 wedges
  • Halve some cherry toms
  • Bash a few (unpeeled) garlic cloves
  • Grate some parmesan
  • Chop some parsley
  • Preheat the oven to 180ΒΊc (fan)
  • Get breadcrumbs, mozzarella, dried oregano, chilli flakes, oil & seasoning ready


Brush wedges with oil and season. Place in an ovenproof dish and cook for 10 minutes.

Add the cherry tomatoes and the garlic cloves, season, throw in a glass of water and cook for another 25 minutes.

Tear up the mozzarella and dot over the cauliflower and tomatoes. Mix the parmesan with the breadcrumbs, parsley and a little seasoning and sprinkle over then cook for another 10 minutes.

We served ours with chapatis.

TWD_1606_Cauli_PizzaiolaThis is another BBC Good Food (June Edition) recipe.

On Thursday I had visitors. Charlotte came with Tilly the lab. As I already had Turkey Mole on the list, I thought she would enjoy this. I should have remembered to tone down the chilli though.


  • Season some turkey steaks
  • Prepare some chicken stock
  • Preheat the oven to 190ΒΊc (fan)
  • Get chopped tomatoes, blanched almonds, raisins, plain chocolate, garlic, sesame seeds, chilli powder, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground coriander, ground cumin, oil & seasoning ready


Whizz up the tomatoes, almonds, raisins, chocolate, garlic, sesame seeds and spices in a blender.

Pop on the heat with the stock and some seasoning. Just leave on a gentle heat to cook through whilst you cook your turkey.

Heat some oil in a pan and cook the steaks for a couple of minutes each side.

Pop on a baking tray and transfer to the oven. Cook for about 7-8 minutes, ensuring they are cooked through.

Serve with rice and then pour over the sauce.

I didn’t take a photo.

I didn’t get anything out for dinner on Thursday so we went with good old chips, egg & beans. Sometimes, something like this right hits the spot.


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