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Monday, May 11, 2009

Penne Pasta With Roasted Cauliflower, Bacon And Anchovies.

Who would have thunk? Pasta and cauliflower? It was a great combination topped off by the bacon and the anchovies. Simple dish. Roast the cauliflower, grill the bacon, cook the pasta, combine all ingredient and voila.
Pasta 50 cents
Cauliflower $1.00
rest of the ingredients. $1.50 or less.
Flavor: Priceless.
I head of cauliflower
Pasta of your choice, I used penne
Half red bell pepper
Half a tomato
Chopped onion
Frozen peas
A hand full of spinach leaves
I slice of bacon
Olive oil
White wine

Cook the pasta so it is ready when the rest of the ingredients are cooked.

Rub cauliflower with a little lemon
Blanche and refresh cauliflower
Break apart into florets
Fry bacon in a pan. Remove when cooked and roast the cauliflower florets in the fat. Keep warm.
Sauté chopped onions in the olive oil, add bell pepper and cook till tender, add a dash of white wine and reduce.
Add a little virgin olive oil and some white wine and heat through. This will be your sauce.
Add the chopped garlic
Add the pasta and heat until coated in the olive oil and is nice and warm.
Add the raw spinach leaves and let them cook in the heat of the pasta.
Check the seasoning and add garlic if necessary.
Fold in the cauliflower and serve in a pasta bowl with the bacon on top.
Anchovies are optional.


Dor said...

Looks delicious, but bacon and anchovies together. Hope your blood pressure is good!

phyllis said...

Jim this is GOOD (apart from the anchovies)just cause I'm not a lover of that spinach you have in there as well??

phyllis said...

Peas and chopped tomatoes??

James Walsh said...

I posted the recipe. This is a makey-up dish so substitute as you see fit.

phyllis said...

Thanks Jim will do this dish.
Wish the Mickfella would eat pasta.