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Side Dish


Roasted ginger papaya cauliflower

Poor cauliflower; it often gets drenched in drippy cheese to make it palatable. Not necessary - true, a little cheese sprinkled on the top helps, but Caribbean Red® papaya makes a dish of cauliflower worthwhile with each bite.


Nonfat cooking spray
3 tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/8 cup parsley flakes
1 inch fresh ginger
1/2 Caribbean Red papaya
1 10-oz. bag cauliflower florets
1/3 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Yield: 6 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus 30 minutes of baking

How to chop Caribbean Red papaya   How to prepare ginger


1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Spray a 10"x13" baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In a large plastic bag, add the olive oil, salt, pepper and parsley flakes. Shake to combine.
3. Peel the ginger. Grate into very small or minced pieces. Add to the bag.
4. Peel the papaya. Cut off the ends. Cut in half and scoop out and discard the seeds. Chop half the papaya into small pieces. Add to the bag. Reserve the remaining papaya half for another recipe.
5. Add the cauliflower to the bag. Close tightly and shake to mix. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Top with mozzarella cheese.
6. Bake for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. If a golden brown topping is desired, broil for 1 to 3 minutes, until golden brown.

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