Alison Roman's Creamy Cauliflower Pasta
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Cut a head of cauliflower into 1" thick slices as so. (But -- oops! -- curl your fingers under.)
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Slice 1 shallot πŸ”ͺ
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Add both to a cold pan with several glugs of olive oil, a big sprinkle of salt, & red pepper flakes
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Sautee over med-high heat. You want to end up with browned, soft veg that's breaks into small pieces
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In the meantime, cook cut pasta until very al dente, about 5 min fewer than the box says.
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And don’t forget this step! VOLUME UP 🎧
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Once the cauliflower is ready, add about 1 cup heavy cream & some pasta cooking water. πŸ˜‹
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And a shit ton (technical term) of Pecorino or Parm, if that's all you have, too.
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Toss pasta with creamy cauliflower. Cook a little longer to thicken sauce. Add more cheese & salt 😻
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Next! Toast panko in olive oil & toss with MORE cheese. You want golden brown clumps of goodness.
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Serve pasta topped with breadcrumbs & chives. I add a drizzle of high-quality olive oil too. πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯
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