Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Pasta with Cauliflower

Wednesday Night

I am sitting here writing this while I am eating pasta with caulifower, a really really yummy dish. I shall include the recipe below, as I used to do in blogs of old. This is good fall/winter comfort food.

1/4 cup olive oil
2 TBS butter
1 Medium head cauliflower, broken into one-inch flowerets
3 medium cloves crushed garlic
1 bay leaf
2 tsp. basil
2 cups tomato puree
1 small can tomato sauce
2 cups mixed grated parmesan and cheddar cheeses (extra sharp is good)
1 lb thin spaghetti (whole wheat is very good in this dish)

1) Heat 2 TBS Olive oil in a deep heavy skillet. Add crushed garlic, bay leaf and basil. Saute about one minute and add cauliflower and mix it around to blend. Add about a half cup of water. Cover and cook over low/med heat funtil the cauliflower is tender. Add tomatoe puree and sauce and lower to a simmer. Cook for fifiteen or so minutes.

2) Cook spaghetti. Drain and put in a big bowl. Toss gently with remaining olive oil and butter. Add cauliflower sauce and cheese. Mix it up and serve.

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