Cauliflower Au Gratin

Cavoli Gratinati


4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon anchovy paste
1 tablespoon drained capers
4 garlic cloves, thickly sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
1 pound cauliflower florests, cut into 1 inch pieces, parboiled for 3-4 minutes and patted dry
3 tablespoons Italian Bread Crumbs (see page 218)
3 tablespoons freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
Serves 4
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Preheat the broiler. Heat the oil in a large saute pan set on medium-high heat until sizzling, about 2 minutes. Add the anchovy paste, capers, garlic, rosemary, red pepper flakes, black pepper and 1 tablespoon of the parsley and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the garlic is browned. Toss the cauliflower into the pan and stir to coat well. Cook the cauliflower for 2 minutes on each side to brown.
Transfer the cauliflower to a small 8 x8 inch baking dish. Combine the bread crumbs and cheese and sprinkle over the cauliflower. Place under the broiler for 5-6 minutes, until the bread crumbs and cheese are browned. Sprinkle with the remaining parsley and serve.
Chef's Tip:
To save time when preparing this recipe, parboiled the cauliflower the day before serving and keep refreigerated until you're ready to cook.
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