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    Sicilian Cauliflower with Capers, Pine Nuts and Sultanas

    Whole slices of roasted cauliflower drizzled with a gutsy, garlic-infused dressing are great with roast chicken, or make a substantial vegetarian dish.

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 35 minutes to 40 minutes
    • Total time: 50 minutes to 55 minutes 55 minutes

    Serves: Serves 2 as a main course, 4 as a side dish


    • 1 large English cauliflower, about 650g
    • 190ml vegetable stock, made with a Vegetable Oxo cube
    • 75ml extra virgin olive oil
    • 25g sultanas
    • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
    • 3 tbsp Waitrose Cooks' Ingredients Nonpareille Capers in Brine, drained
    • 25g pine nuts, lightly toasted
    • ½ x 20g pack fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
    • 1 unwaxed lemon, halved


    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Remove the leaves from the cauliflower and trim any excess stalk at the base. Using a large knife, cut the cauliflower into thick slices (about 2cm). Layer together in a small roasting tin, including any smaller florets.
    2. Pour the stock over and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Cover the tin with foil and roast in the oven for 35-40 minutes until tender. Remove the foil after the first 20 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, soak the sultanas in a little boiling water for 5 minutes until soft, then drain and set aside. Warm the remaining olive oil in a small pan with the garlic slices, remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 5 minutes. Remove the garlic from the olive oil and discard, then stir in the capers, pine nuts, sultanas and parsley.
    4. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and, using a slotted spoon, transfer to a serving dish. Discard the stock. Drizzle the dressing over, season, then squeeze over lemon juice to taste. Serve with warm Waitrose Mediterranean Olive Bread to mop up the juices.

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    Cook's tips

    Make the garlic-infused oil ahead and leave to stand for a few hours before adding the remaining ingredients.

    Drinks recommendation

    There are sweet and sour flavours here, which call for a versatile, well-balanced rosé - Nagyréde Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé from Hungary is perfect.


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