Cauliflower Baked with Wine & Tomatoes
I'll start this off by saying this was a tough photo and this dish tastes wonderfully rich and satisfying, while not being the prettiest. It was so good, in fact, that we passed on the butter, and dipped our Italian baguette into the sauce to soak it up!
I've been looking for different cauliflower recipes, something beyond cauliflower cheese and cauliflower curry. I found this excellent recipe for Cauliflower Baked with Wine & Tomatoes in our very own Karina's (Gluten-Free Goddess) Cooking By The Seasons. OK, so it's listed as an Autumn dish - we enjoyed it today and it was baking!
I changed her recipe by adding broccoli in with the cauliflower ( a hubby preference) and instead of using Asiago cheese, I used a local Zesty Firehouse Jack and feta. Oh yes, and I threw in a few pine nuts! Its a rich, hearty, tangy dish - the cauliflower and the red wine are a great match!
Cauliflower Baked with Wine & Tomatoes (adapted from Cooking By The Seasons)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cauliflower, cut into florettes
1/2 cup broccoli
1 can Italian tomatoes (14 oz), diced
1/2 cup red wine
1 tbsp capers, rinsed
1/2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
salt and pepper
asiago or cheese of choice, grated
feta cheese, crumbled
Preheat oven to 350. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick skillet and cook until soft. Add the garlic and cauliflower and saute for 5 minutes. Add the broccoli, tomatoes, red wine, capers, rosemary, parsley and salt and pepper. Place in a buttered dish and top with grated cheese and pine nuts. Bake for 20 minutes. Add feta and bake an additional 10 minutes.
Serve with plain pasta and bread.