Romanesco Cauliflower is an Italian breed of cauliflower.  It is in the broccoli family and sometimes it is called broccoli romanesco but the taste is just like cauliflower.  The buds look like a spine of a ancestral dinosaur which gives a real uniqueness for presentation.  This variety of cauliflower is very dense from the core but is very tender at the same time.   You can prepare this just like any other cauliflower.  I like to simply roast in the oven and let them caramelize which intensifies the flavor.

1 Romanesco Cauliflower de-cored and cut into equal buds
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves of garlic
1 sprig of fresh thyme
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Place all the ingredients into a bowl, toss well and season with salt and pepper.  Spread out evenly onto a sheet pan and roast for about 15 to 20 minutes.  The cauliflower should be tender and ready to eat. 




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