Spiced Cauliflower with Tomatoes

Spiced Cauliflower with Tomatoes

Spiced Cauliflower with Tomatoes

This simple recipe came from the “30 Minute Meals” cookbook that Jake found on the side of the road somewhere up in Alaska. Of course, I also added a little of my own flair, so though the recipe is basically the same…it’s not exactly the same. This is one of those great recipes that allows for a lot of experimentation on the part of the chef. It’s also as quick as the cookbook suggests. I also love that it uses as few dishes as possible. I mean, who wants to do dishes? This is really simple to whip up. Save it for a night when you’re short on time and patience. And for God’s sake…have a glass of wine with your cooking! I promise it’ll make you feel better…or drunk. I recommend eating this with some nice buttery couscous.

Spiced Cauliflower with Tomatoes
5 cups cauliflower florets
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
6 oz. baby spinach

1. In a covered medium saucepan, cook cauliflower in a small amount of boiling salted water for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
2. In the same saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in coriander, cumin, salt and crushed red pepper. Cook, stirring, 2 minutes.
3. Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer 5 minutes.
4. Stir in the cauliflower, mixing well to combine. Cook 2-3 minutes.
5. Stir in the baby spinach, mixing well. Remove from the heat and continue stirring till spinach is wilted. Serve immediately.

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