Healthy Meals: Pan Roasted Cauliflower with Pinenuts, Currants, and Feta

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Delicious and quick vegetarian lunch or side dish

Delicious and quick vegetarian lunch or side dish

Pan roasted cauliflower with lemon, garlic, toasted pinenuts, currants, sumac, and feta

1 head Cauliflower, cut into florets

1/4 cup Olive oil

1 Lemon, zested and juiced

1 clove Garlic, thinly sliced

1/8 t Calabrian Chile flakes

2 T Pinenuts, toasted

2 T Currants

1/2 t Sumac

1/4 block Feta, crumbled

  • Heat saute pan on high heat.
  • Add oil and heat until almost smoking.
  • Add cauliflower florets to the pan and brown on one side, turn and brown on other sides.
  • Add garlic, salt and pepper
  • Add chile flakes.
  • Continue to cook until cauliflower starts to soften.
  • Add pinenuts and currants.
  • Add lemon juice and zest.
  • When the cauliflower is tender, add the sumac and feta.
  • Toss to combine.

This makes a great side dish or main dish for lunch. If you omit the feta it is still delicious and makes this vegan. The combination of lemon, garlic, chile, and sumac is delicious. I hope that you try this easy and delicious dish!

Happy Eating

Chef Sean Gallagher

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Blueberry Clafoutis

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Well I’m clearly on a blueberry kick! I made a Blueberry Clafoutis last night for dessert on date night. A clafoutis is a baked french dessert of fruit, traditionally cherries, covered in a thin batter and baked. If not cherries, its technically called a “Flaugnarde,” but since that’s the ugliest sounding word I’ve ever heard, I’ll keep calling it a Clafoutis. 

Blueberry Clafoutis

1 pint blueberries

1 lemon zested

1 T white granulated sugar

2 T Butter

 

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Saute your blueberries with 2 T of butter, 1 T of sugar, and the zest of a lemon. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes.

Batter

1 cup flour

2 eggs

2 T white granulated sugar

pinch salt

1/2 t Vanilla extract

3/4 cup milk 

  • Blend all ingredients until combined smooth.

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  • When your batter is whipped up and blueberries have softened, pour the batter evenly over all the berries. Cook for a moment and then place into a 425 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. Remove when golden brown and dust with powdered sugar. 

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This dessert is best served warm with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream. I served it with maple whipped cream.

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Simple Maple Whipped Cream

1 T maple syrup

1/4 cup heavy cream

  • Beat the two ingredients together until light and fluffy. Serve immediately. 

I hope you try this dessert out! So simple, yet still impressive, and absolutely delicious!

 

Cheers!

Sean Gallagher