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Orange Roasted Cauliflower & Broccoli

Posted Dec 28 2010 12:00am

For dinner last night, I was in charge of the vegetables!  We had a head of broccoli and cauliflower in the refrigerator so I decided to get creative.  I ended up making Orange Roasted Cauliflower & Broccoli with fresh grated ginger!

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Before putting them into the oven, I tossed the cauliflower and broccoli florets in a bowl with: 

  • 3 T olive oil
  • 2 T fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 T fresh grated ginger
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • large pinch of red pepper flakes

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They roasted in the oven for 15 minutes at 500F, which I made sure to stir every 5 minutes or so to ensure even cooking.  I even grated a little fresh parmesan cheese on top, once they came out of the oven.

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What an easy & deliciously wholesome way to prepare broccoli & cauliflower!  The flavor is incredible.  I’ll never go back to steaming these vegetables again! 

For dinner last night, Rob cooked up some German Bratwurst.  I filled half my plate with veggies so I’d only have one of these bad boys… I was stuffed afterwards!

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Rob also reheated some traditional German sides left over from a holiday dinner! We had sauerkraut, rotkohl (red cabbage)and knödel (potato dumplings).  Everything was slathered in a spicy mustard.  It may not win any awards for appearance (Rob tells me German food isn’t known for it’s visual appeal) but my first taste of German cuisine was delicious!

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After 10 hours of sleep & a brisk, late morning run, Rob and I are getting ready to head into D.C. to tour a museum and have dinner with friends!  I’m quickly adapting to being on vacation… it’s going to be a rough going back to work next week and starting classes the week after!

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