Pan-Roasted Cauliflower With Garlic, Parsley and Rosemary

Serves 4-6


2 medium cauliflower heads (about 2 pounds)

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

—Salt and black pepper to taste

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, or to taste

1 teaspoon grated or finely minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary

1/2 cup roughly chopped parsley

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1/4 cup roasted salted almonds (homemade or store bought), roughly chopped

1 red Fresno chili, thinly sliced, for garnish (optional)

—Lemon wedges, for serving


Cut each cauliflower in quarters and remove the core. Cut quarters into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Chop down wider slices so all are approximately the same jagged size.

Heat olive oil in a heavy wide skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add cauliflower and toss to coat using a metal spatula or flat wooden spoon. Season generously with salt and pepper.

Keeping heat brisk, repeatedly turn the cauliflower, letting the slices brown as they cook. Adjust heat as necessary to keep them sizzling nicely but not scorching. Continue to stir and flip the cauliflower until it is tender when pierced with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes.

Add crushed red pepper, garlic, rosemary, parsley and lemon zest. Stir well to coat and cook 1 minute more. Check seasoning, then transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle with almonds and Fresno chili, if using, and serve with lemon wedges.