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Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy Breadcrumbs

Cauliflower

It is important to note that this dish does not have an anchovy flavor. Indeed, there is no reason ever to tell anyone who eats this dish that there are anchovies in it. The taste is merely salty and rich — and reflects beautifully off the sweet, creamy taste of the cauliflower beneath its slightly crunchy breadcrumb topping.

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Ingredients

For the anchovy breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 anchovy fillets, rinsed and chopped finely
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped finely
  • 1 shallot, peeled and diced
  • 1 Cup fresh breadcrumbs

For the cauliflower

  • 2 heads cauliflower
  • 8 -10 fresh sage leaves, chopped roughly
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 Teaspoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

For the anchovy breadcrumbs

Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan set over medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add the anchovies, garlic, shallot, and breadcrumbs. Cook until golden, 5-7 minutes.

For the cauliflower

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Break the cauliflower into florets and toss in a bowl with the sage, lemon zest, sugar, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and spread out on a large baking sheet. Place in the oven and cook until tender and golden, about 20-25 minutes. Then, remove from the oven and transfer to a large bowl. Toss together the cauliflower and breadcrumbs and serve on a warmed platter. 

Nutritional Facts
Servings12
Calories Per Serving137
Total Fat8g12%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated1g6%
Cholesterol2mg1%
Protein4g8%
Carbs14g5%
Vitamin A3µgN/A
Vitamin B60.2mg11.8%
Vitamin C49mg82%
Vitamin E1mg6%
Vitamin K32µg40%
Calcium62mg6%
Fiber3g12%
Folate (food)59µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)71µg18%
Folic acid7µgN/A
Iron1mg8%
Magnesium25mg6%
Monounsaturated5gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg8%
Phosphorus68mg10%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium346mg10%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg6.3%
Sodium291mg12%
Sugars, added0.7gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg9.9%
Zinc0.5mg3.4%