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Spiced Caramelized Cauliflower Florets
© Maura McEvoy

Spiced Caramelized Cauliflower Florets

  • ACTIVE: 10 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 12
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  1. 1 large head cauliflower (about 3 pounds), cut into florets
  2. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  3. 1 teaspoon sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  6. 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  7. 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika
  8. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  9. Coarse salt, for sprinkling
  1. Preheat the oven to 500°. In a large bowl, toss the cauliflower with the butter. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, salt, pepper, sweet and hot paprika and the cinnamon. Toss the spices with the cauliflower until evenly coated. Spread the cauliflower on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 20 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the florets are crisp-tender and caramelized. Mound the florets on a serving platter or in a colorful glass bowl and sprinkle with coarse salt. Serve hot or warm, with toothpicks.