Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy Breadcrumbs

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Roasted Cauliflower with Anchovy Breadcrumbs
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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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12
Servings
137
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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. 

Cauliflower Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Cauliflower Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Protein
4g
8%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
3µg
N/A
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11.8%
Vitamin C
49mg
82%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
32µg
40%
Calcium
62mg
6%
Fiber
3g
12%
Folate (food)
59µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
71µg
18%
Folic acid
7µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
25mg
6%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
68mg
10%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
346mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.3%
Sodium
291mg
12%
Sugars, added
0.7g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.9%
Zinc
0.5mg
3.4%