Spaghettini With Cauliflower Strascinato

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Daydream

Lovely Mediterranean flavors in this deliciously different cafe-style pasta dish. The sweet, nutty-flavored cauliflower teams beautifully with olives and capers, and the chili and lemon juice add a little zip. Don't be put off by the anchovies, which are often that secret ingredient you just can't put your finger on. They add a 'certain something' to the flavor, but are neither recognizable visually nor by the taste buds. Adapted from the Australian food magazine, 'Delicious'.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil, and cook the spaghettini until'al dente'.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based, (preferably non-stick) skillet, add cauliflower and saute 4-5 minutes until it just starts to color.
  3. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute, then add the anchovies, chile peppers, capers, olives and rosemary.
  4. Cook, stirring for another 4-5 minutes, until the cauliflower is crisp-tender, and taking care it doesn't catch.
  5. Add half the parsley, and all the spaghettini, and gently toss together until the pasta is hot.
  6. Finally add the breadcrumbs, parmesan and remaining parsley, and mix through.
  7. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, and accompanied by a large, tossed green salad.

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