I was in one of those moods again–create a side dish that is earthy and delicious; where you savor every bite, and suddenly browned butter and truffle salt came to mind. I recently splurged and picked up a small packet of Black Truffle Salt, or should I say gold dust. The flavor is marvelous, but that tiny packet cost $13.99. I know, YIKES!!!

And what if I didn’t like it? I had tried truffle oil before and one of my favorite dishes at a restaurant I visited in NYC contained truffle salt, so I decided to fork out the big bucks for this small luxurious finishing salt. When thinking of an earthy dish, browned butter walnuts and truffle salt, along with roasted cauliflower and prosciutto seemed like a match made in heaven. On a side note, I sprinkled it on my popcorn last night and OH. MY. WORD! All that to say, I think it’s worth every penny.

Browned Butter Walnuts & Truffle Salt over Roasted Cauliflower

The Makings of a Perfect Side Dish

Take a head of organic cauliflower and slice it into half-inch ‘steaks’. Break apart the pieces and lay them out on parchment paper to evenly cover the surface. Drizzle in olive oil or avocado oil, and sprinkle with black truffle salt and pepper. Bake for 20 minutes in a 450 degree oven.

Cauliflower Ready for Roasting

Remove from the oven and evenly distribute sliced prosciutto over the cauliflower. Return to the oven for an additional 20 minutes.

Adding Prosciutto to Cauliflower

Browned Butter and Truffle Salt are Magical Ingredients

Place chopped walnuts in a saute pan with butter and a pinch of truffle salt. Saute on medium heat until butter begins to brown but not burn.

Browned Butter Walnuts

Remove cauliflower from the oven and sprinkle the browned butter walnuts over the top of the roasted cauliflower.

Drizzled Brown Butter & Walnuts over Cauliflower

Before placing on serving dish, taste to see if any additional truffle salt is needed. It is a strong salt, so most likely this will not be necessary.

Roasted Cauliflower with Prosciutto

Serve immediately and Savor…Every…Bite!

Browned Butter Walnuts & Truffle Salt over Roasted Cauliflower with Prosciutto


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Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time
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50 minutes
Dietary Gluten-free
Meal type Appetizer, Side Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Place browned butter and truffle salt together and it's a perfect match. But add roasted cauliflower and prosciutto and it's a match made in heaven!

Ingredients

  • 1 head Cauliflower (organic)
  • 1/4 cup Avocado Oil (or Olive Oil)
  • 1 teaspoon Black Truffle Salt (plus added pinch for walnuts)
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper (freshly ground)
  • 3oz Prosciutto (sliced 1/8 inch width)
  • 1 cup Black Walnuts (finely chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons Butter

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Step 2
Slice cauliflower into 1/2 inch steaks. Place on parchment covered cookie sheet and break apart pieces. Evenly distribute.
Step 3
Cauliflower Ready for Roasting
Drizzle cauliflower with avocado or olive oil and sprinkle evenly with truffle salt and black pepper. Place in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Step 4
Adding Prosciutto to Cauliflower
Chop prosciutto and set aside. Remove cauliflower from oven and evenly distribute prosciutto over the top of the cauliflower. Return to oven for another 20 minutes.
Step 5
Browned Butter Walnuts
Meanwhile, chop black walnuts into small pieces and place them in a saute pan with butter. Sprinkle lightly with truffle salt. Saute on medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter starts to brown but not burn, approximately 10 minutes.
Step 6
Browned Butter Walnuts & Truffle Salt over Roasted Cauliflower
Remove cauliflower from oven. Drizzle browned butter walnuts evenly over the top and taste to see if any additional truffle salt needs added. Serve hot and enjoy!

Browned Butter Walnuts & Truffle Salt over Roasted Cauliflower_PIN

 

 

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