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Cauliflower Salad
Spain

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Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
4 salad  
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4+ hr  
must
A light. refreshing and easy to make salad that's popular in Spanish tapas bars.



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Cauliflower (1)
-- Dressing
Garlic
Capers, small
Olive Oil ExtV
Wine Vinegar, white
Lemon Juice
Paprika (2)
Chili powder (3)
Salt
-- Garnish
Hard boiled eggs
Parsley
Make   -   (4 hrs+ - 15 min work)
  1. Break CAULIFLOWER into small florets. Split any thick stems. so they'll cook quickly.
  2. Bring water to a full boil in your steamer and steam Cauliflower until just barely done - that'll be about 6 minutes max. Do not overcook! Refresh with cold running water, drain and place in a mixing bowl. Note: If using colors as I have done in the photo, I steam the white separately from the colors because cooking time may be a little different (also it helps not to overload the steamer).
  3. Crush GARLIC and chop fine. Lightly crush CAPERS with the side of your prep knife. Mix all Dressing items, then tumble with Cauliflower until thoroughly coated.
  4. Marinate for a few hours to overnight. If in a hurry, marinate at room temperature and chill just before serving, otherwise marinate in the fridge.
  5. For Garnish hard boil Egg, peel and chill. When ready to serve, chop Egg and Parsley small and mix.
  6. Serve cool.
NOTES:
  1. Cauliflower:   This weight is for florets only - as the amount of stems and leaves included in a head of cauliflower varies greatly. You'll need to start with around 2-3/4 pounds.
  2. Paprika:   Of course Spanish Paprika is best, but Hungarian sweet can be used. Note: if you have Spanish Hot Paprika (Pimentón Picante) use that and skip the Chili Powder. Avoid regular supermarket paprika - it usually has less flavor than sawdust.
  3. Chili Powder:   Your preference, anything from Aleppo (tasty and very mild) to Cayenne (hot, little flavor) or see the previous note. For details see our Chili Page.
  4. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch, ar=as required tt=to taste
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