Cauliflower 'Caviar' With Frizzled Prosciutto Recipe

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With all the amazing meat arriving from the grill during Food Republic's Grilling Month, you may need a light appetizer to kick things off. Cooking Light magazine's new cookbook, Pick Fresh, is a collection of simple preparations of seasonal vegetables. This cauliflower "caviar" is a healthy, flavorful first course.

Reprinted with permission from Cooking Light: Pick Fresh

Cauliflower 'Caviar' With Frizzled Prosciutto Recipe
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  • 4 cups coarsely chopped cauliflower florets (about 2 pounds)
  • 5 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ounces prosciutto
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 24 Belgian endive leaves (about 2 small heads)
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Arrange cauliflower florets in a single layer on a 13 x 9–inch metal baking pan. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil; sprinkle with pepper and salt, tossing to combine. Bake at 400° for 40 minutes or until cauliflower is lightly browned.
  3. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add prosciutto to pan; sauté. 10 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; sauté. 1 minute. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Combine cauliflower mixture, prosciutto mixture, and vinegar in a large bowl; coarsely mash with a fork. Stir in chopped parsley. Spoon 2 tablespoons cauliflower mixture into each endive leaf. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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