Roasted Cauliflower with Yuzukoshō

Roast Cauliflower with Yuzu Kosho

I was tired from work and not very hungry for dinner because I just had a late tea with a friend. I was on automatic pilot when I went into the supermarket so I was surprised when I found half a head of Cauliflower in my shopping bag when I got home.

So there’s no helping but to roast me some Cauliflower.

Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is very versatile. Basically it can be a low-carb substitute for potatoes. You can mash them or roast them and sprinkle what you’d usually sprinkle on potato fries and serve as a side dish or a TV snack.

I can write a long paragraph about the health and nutrition benefits of Cauliflower but you what? I like it simply because it tastes so good.

In this instance, I’m sprinkling Yuzukoshō on it. Yuzukoshō is a Japanese condiment made from peppers and Yuzu peel and salt. Salty, lemony and spicy, it’s lifts the flavors of any grilled item. It’s so delicious that there’s even a Kit Kat has a Yuzukoshō version.

Ingredients: (Serves 2 as a side dish or a snack)

  • 1 head of Cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets (curds)
  • 2 tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Yuzukoshō to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Toss Cauliflower curds in a bowl with Olive Oil and Salt and Pepper.
  3. Spread the Cauliflower in a single layer on a baking tray.
  4. Roast in oven for 25 minutes (checking every 10 minutes to toss and prevent burning).
  5. Drain roasted Cauliflower on a paper towel.
  6. Toss Cauliflower in Yuzukoshō and serve while hot.


  1. While you’re looking to brown the Cauliflower, a little charring is fine, the charred bits are sweeter.
  2. If it’s not brown or charred enough after 25 minutes, give it a further 10 minutes but keep a close watch.
  3. Toss the roasting Cauliflower occasionally to get an even browning.
  4. Yuzukoshō can be hard to find, so you can substitute whatever you like, including butter, Paprika etc.


Posted on 10th Dec 2012 in Fun, Recipes


There Are 3 Comments


stargirl commented on December 11, 2012 at 2:09 am

I love roasted cauliflower, would love to try it with yuzukosh?! On a random note, cauliflower’s high in calcium in addition to being low in calories.


Su-Lin commented on December 12, 2012 at 3:45 am

I need to find some yuzukosho now!


Ivan commented on December 12, 2012 at 9:06 am

@Su-Lin: The Yuzukosh? made from Red Peppers have a brighter flavor. The Green ones are earthier.

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