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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Bounty Of New Jersey: Purple and Orange Cauliflower

Look at these gorgeous vegetables. Only $1.75 for fresh, local vegetables. Grown right here in New Jersey and available at Jersey City Farmers' Markets several days a week, thanks to Stony Hill Farm in Chester, N.J.

I used them to make one of our favorite pasta dishes: Pasta with Cauliflower, Garlic and Anchovies, from Marcella Hazan's book, More Classic Italian Cooking.

Pasta With Cauliflower, Garlic and Anchovies (don't be put off by the anchovies, they dissolve in the sauce and leave behind a pleasing brininess).

1 lb. pasta
1/3 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
4-5 anchovies, chopped
1 small cauliflower, cooked in boiling, salted water about 20 minutes or until tender.
1/4 cup minced parsley
pinch or two of hot pepper

1. Heat oil gently with garlic and anchovies. Stir until anchovies are dissolved, about 3 minutes.
2. Add cauliflower and break up into small pieces. Add hot pepper to taste, then salt and pepper. Toss with minced parsley. Set aside.
3. Prepare pasta and mix with cauliflower sauce. Serve immediately.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Add some regular green broccoli and it's Mardi Gras! WooHoo!