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Cauliflower with Smoked Paprika, Honey, and Sherry Vinegar

20 minutes

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Cauliflower with Smoked Paprika, Honey, and Sherry Vinegar

In this recipe, we cook cauliflower florets in a scant amount of well-seasoned water into which a little butter has melted. Once the cauliflower is just tender, we uncover the pan and allow the water to reduce over high heat, concentrating the seasonings. The butter that’s left after the water evaporates clings to the pieces, adding richness and flavor.




Don't cut the cauliflower unevenly. The more uniform the pieces, the more evenly they cook. And don't use a narrow pot, which can cause uneven cooking because the pieces will be piled too densely. The wide diameter of a Dutch oven (10 to 10½ inches is a good size) allows the pieces to fit comfortably, with most at least partially submerged in liquid.

20 minutes

Michele R.

Simple and very good. Made as written and outcome just as expected. (I so appreciate that Milk Street recipes are so reliable.) Not every dish needs to be "the star" and this one is an excellent supporting player for a tapas or mezze style meal. We have cauliflower zealots in residence and are always looking for new ways to cook it. This recipe is a keeper.

Kara G.

Underwhelmed. I really didn't pick up the flavors at all.

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