1 small head of cauliflower (about 1 3/4 pounds)
1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons whole grain Dijon mustard\
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter rimmed baking sheet. Cut cauliflower in half, then cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange slices in single layer on prepared baking sheet; sprinkle with salt. Roast until cauliflower is slightly softened, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in lemon juice, mustard, and lemon peel.
Spoon mustard-lemon butter evenly over cauliflower and roast until crisp-tender, about 10 minutes longer. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Let stand at room temperature. If desired, rewarm in 350°F oven until heated through, about 10 minutes.
Transfer cauliflower to platter. Sprinkle with parsley and serve warm or at room temperature.
very good and can be made ahead
2 large Vidalia onions, cut crosswise into 1⁄2″-thick slices
4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
6 tbsp. bread crumbs
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
1 tsp. finely chopped oregano
1 tsp. finely chopped thyme
2 cloves garlic, minced
Heat oven to 450°. On a foil-lined baking sheet, coat onion slices in oil, keeping them as intact as possible; season with salt and pepper. Bake, turning once, until soft and lightly caramelized, about 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, stir together bread crumbs, butter, parsley, oregano, thyme, garlic, and salt and pepper in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over onion slices. [ at this point you can refrigerate until ready to use – up to two days ahead] Continue baking until topping is golden brown, about 15 minutes more.
As Thomas Keller has stated, this is his house vinaigrette recipe—pared down to the very essentials. Three ingredients, no salt or pepper, just the delicious basics. We recommend following his recipe by adding fresh herbs like tarragon, parsley and chives to the lettuce, some minced shallots, as well as a dash of salt and pepper, and serving it up daily!
We spotted this recipe on some of our favorite food sites and blogs so we wanted to share it with you in hopes that you share it with your guests, family and friends, too!
- THOMAS KELLER’S HOUSE VINAIGRETTE:
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 1/2 cups canola oil
1. Combine mustard and vinegar by hand.
2. When completely combined, slowly drizzle in oil.
3. If the ingredients separate, whisk it together. Can be stored up to 2 weeks in refrigerator.