Monday, February 28, 2011

Farfalle with Roasted Cauliflower and Breadcrumbs

How good does this look???  

Farfalle with Roasted Cauliflower and Breadcrumbs
(serves 6)
for the roasted cauliflower
1 head of cauliflower, cut into small florets
1 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil

Place florets in a bowl and toss with salt, pepper, and olive oil.  Roast in a 400 degree oven on a baking sheet for 20 minutes.  If your florets are bigger, cooking time may vary.  Place roasted caulflower in a large bowl and set aside.

to make the pasta
1 pound farfalle pasta (I like to use Barilla Plus)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon anchovy paste (If you are a vegan just omit this.)
3 garlic cloves, minced using a garlic press
pinch of crushed red pepper
1 cup plain panko breadcrumbs (seasoned is okay too)
1/2 a teaspoon salt
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

Boil pasta according to the directions on the box. Meanwhile, over a medium flame pour olive oil, anchovy paste, garlic, and red pepper in a large pan.  Stir and simmer until oil is fragrant but without letting the garlic burn, about 5 minutes.  Add breadcrumbs and salt to the pan and continuously mix the breadcrumbs until they become golden brown, about 7-10 minutes.  Transfer breadcrumb mixture to the bowl with the roasted cauliflower.  Add chopped parsley and toasted pine nuts to the bowl as well.  When pasta is cooked to your liking, drain and add hot pasta to the bowl.  Mix until well combined and drizzle with a dash of olive oil and serve.  Enjoy!


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