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Spaghetti With Cauliflower, Green Olives & Almonds

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In this week’s edition of “Cooking with Chef Hermann,” the Chef is preparing a Spaghetti dish with cauliflower, Green Olives and Almonds.
Ingredients
  Green olives 2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs) (Pitted Brine-Cure, Plain Or Stuffed)
  Chopped parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Flat Leaf)
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Head of cauliflower 2 1⁄2 Pound (8 Cups)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic 3
  Dried red pepper flakes 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dried spaghetti 3⁄4 Pound
  Grated pecorino romano 1 Ounce
  Almonds 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (With Skin On, Toasted)
Directions

Pulse olives and parsley in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Transfer to bowl.

Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook cauliflower with salt, stirring occasionally, until cauliflower is tender and garlic is golden, 3-5 minutes. Stir in water and boil 1 minute. Add olive mixture and cook, stirring until heated through, about 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in a 6-8 quart pot of boiling, salted water, stirring occasionally, until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta cooking water. Drain in a colander and return to pot.

Add cauliflower mixture and toss well, then add cheese and toss again. If pasta is dry, moisten with some reserved cooking water. Sprinkle pasta with almonds and serve immediately, with additional cheese on the side.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Olive, Pasta
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
2
When entertaining unexpected guests at home, nothing could come to your rescue like a hearty pasta dinner recipe as this. Chef Hermann tosses spaghetti with tender cauliflower, toasty almonds and green olives to whomp up this simple and slightly spicy vegetarian supper dish.

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aparna.priya's picture
This spaghetti recipe seems to be super delicious and easy to prepare! However, can you please tell me what a brine is ??