Jarred Spanish piquillo peppers add a lovely smokiness and subtle heat to Julian Serrano's delicious appetizer. They are increasingly available at specialty food stores; you can substitute jarred roasted peppers, or better yet, roast a red bell pepper yourself.Plus: More Vegetable Recipes and Tips

Julian Serrano
February 2000

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© Amy Neunsinger

Recipe Summary

Yield:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook the cauliflower until crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain the cauliflower and cool under running water. Drain again and dry on paper towels.

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  • In a bowl, combine the shallots, vinegar and cumin. Whisk in the oil and season with salt and pepper. Add the cauliflower and peppers and toss. Transfer to a shallow dish and let marinate at room temperature for at least 2 hours, turning the vegetables in the marinade. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Make Ahead

The dish can be refrigerated for up to 2 days; the flavors will intensify as the cauliflower sits.