Need a quick side dish for a holiday dinner? Or any old time?
Try this cauliflower recipe. Just a few ingredients, lots of flavor. You can eat it hot or at room temperature (if you want to make it ahead).
Aleppo pepper is a hint smoky. Substitute crushed red pepper or smoked paprika instead.
Sauteed Cauliflower with Scallions, Aleppo Pepper and Mint
One head cauliflower
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 medium scallions, chopped
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
salt to taste
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
Wash and trim the cauliflower and cut it into bite size pieces. Place the pieces into a saucepan, add 1 cup water and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover the pan and cook the pieces for 3-5 minutes or until barely tender. Drain and set aside. Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the cauliflower pieces, scallion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes or until well browned. Sprinkle with Aleppo pepper and salt, toss the ingredients for 30 seconds or so, then place the contents of the pan into a serving dish. Sprinkle with mint and serve.
Makes 4 servings