Cauliflower and pasta gets jazzed up with anchovies, raisins, and pine nuts in this Sicilian Style Spaghetti from Tyler Florence. Post may contain affiliate links.
Sicilian Style Spaghetti
One of the downfalls of being a food blogger is that it feels wrong to make a recipe more than once. It's all about the new recipes, the new material. But what happens when you open your fridge and see the cauliflower from your CSA sitting on the shelf and you remember that one recipe from Tyler Florence that was so good? Well, you go back on your blog and find it on December 17, 2008, and the photos that you were oh so proud of then, are now simply terrible. Ah, those early days of food blogging. Then you decide that you have to make it again, you owe it to the world to take a better photo so that people might be enticed to make it.
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This really is a wonderful, earthy pasta dish. I love the combination of raisins, pine nuts, anchovies and cauliflower. I found this recipe in Tyler's Ultimate: Brilliant Simple Food to Make Any Time. If you are looking for another yummy cauliflower recipe, I love this Baked Cauliflower Risotto.
Sicilian Style Spaghetti | Recipe Redux
- Kosher salt
- 1 head cauliflower cored and broken into small florets
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 anchovy fillets mashed to a paste with the side of a large knife
- ¼ cup raisins
- ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
- ½ cup panko Japanese bread crumbs
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 pound spaghetti
- ½ bunch parsley chopped
- juice of ½ a lemon
- Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for serving
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Preheat the oven to 350.
- Saute the cauliflower and the anchovies in a saute pan in ¼ cup of olive oil. Heat over medium heat until the oil is hot and the anchovies are sizzling. Add ¼ cup of water and season with salt. Bring to a simmer, heat on medium, cover and and steam the cauliflower for about 5 minutes. Uncover and cook for about 5-7 minutes more until the water has evaporated and the cauliflower is starting to brown. Add the raisins and pine nuts and toss to warm through. Remove the pan from the heat and cover to keep warm.
- ON a baking sheet, drizzle the panko with 2-3 tablespoons of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat and spread out in a layer on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes or until it’s lightly brown and crunchy.
- Cook the spaghetti until al dente.
- Drain the spaghetti and place in a large bowl. Add a 2 count of olive oil and toss. Dump in the cauliflower mixture, add the parsley and lemon juice, and fold together. Arrange on a plate and sprinkle with the bread crumbs and cheese.
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Samantha Dawn says
Love that this is a this is a satisfying and complete meal! The pine nuts add that fab crunch and go so well with the cauliflower.
Can I eat this deliciousness forever?! Such a great recipe!!!
Alison's Allspice says
I feel the same way about never making a recipe again after it's perfected. I love to see anchovies in your recipe, I'm always looking for good ways to enjoy them!
I saw this recipe on a show here called Poh. She was the first winner on a cooking competition here called Masterchef. Twice in the space of a week means I need to give it a try. Having a few easy pasta dishes in your repertoire can be a time-saver after a long day at work.
Pam Greer says
Cheryl Crotty says
This sounds wonderful but I think I would have to take the anchovies out...everything else is just delicious. Cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies...so versatile...thanks for sharing this Pam...
This is a lovely dish. Simple but tasty. Last time I made it I used roasted cauliflower which gave it a lovely nutty flavour.
Ellen Pilch says
That looks so good.
Christine | Mid-Life Croissant says
These are flavors I would never think to put together. And I'm part Sicilian! Sounds so good, Pam. Hard to believe and also comforting (for me) that there was a time when your photos weren't consistently stellar (I didn't look, I'm just going off your comment.) Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.
Sounds nice. Thank you.
Patricia @ Grab a Plate says
Well! This looks so good! I love having some nice options for cauliflower -- I end up using it the same way always! Love this dish! And P.S. I have sooo many photos on my blog that I need to re-do! Kudos to you!
Dear Pam, this dish looks beautiful and it sounds so good! I know this would be a favorite with my family. Just a quick note, that your recipe has question marks after each ingredient listed. Have a wonderful day dear, Catherine
Amy @Very Culinary says
Ooooooh. Must make stat.