Cauliflower with bacon, tomatoes and balsamic

    This is a pan-fried cauliflower and tomato side dish with bacon, but it can easily be made into a main dish by adding pasta or rice. No one needs to know you added anchovy paste - your family will just love the savoury, nutty flavour it adds!


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 100g bacon, diced
    • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
    • 5 tomatoes, seeded and cut into eighths
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 120ml chicken stock
    • 80ml balsamic vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped flatleaf parsley

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat; cook and stir bacon until softened, but not browned, about 3 minutes. Add cauliflower and continue to cook until cauliflower is lightly browned, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
    2. Stir tomatoes and garlic into cauliflower mixture, cooking for 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken stock, balsamic vinegar, sugar and anchovy paste; mix.
    3. Cover pan and reduce heat to low; simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 5 minutes more. Remove lid and increase heat to medium-high. Continue cooking until liquid has reduced, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.

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