It was one of those days, almost grocery shopping day, but not quite, so time to hit the fridge for a side dish idea! I love apples cooked with cabbage or butternut squash, but the idea of apple and cauliflower just didn't trip my trigger, or as I like to say, sounded ewww to me. I did, however have a couple of oranges hanging out for a while waiting to be the something different in a recipe., and so this was born, and I might add don't say gross until you try it, if you are a fan of the few ingredients in this dish, you will be saying like I did, "why didn't I think of this before"? Please read entire recipe.
Here is what I did:
Peeled and sliced in round thin slices then half moons 1 large navel orange, saving any juice that might appear
Sliced thin 4 cloves of garlic, or garlic flavored oil would work great here also
Steamed a bag of cauliflower florets, then let drain for a few minutes, or any precooked cauliflower would work here
Then I sautéed the garlic on medium heat in some olive oil about 2 TBSP (or amount of choice) for 2 minutes, stirring constantly(see my note below)
Then I added the cauliflower and some Herbes de Provence and black pepper both to taste and sautéed until starting to brown
Then I added the orange half moon slices and juice and a few pieces of the peel for added flavor
Sauteed all of this for another few minutes until everything is hot and the oranges were heated through, remove peel, serve!
Note: be careful you do not burn your garlic slices or they will be bitter so stir frequently or you can remove them after the first 2 minutes and add back in with the orange pieces for the last few minutes, your kitchen your choice!