Linguine with Cauliflower and Prosciutto

Anchovies and cauliflower are a classic Italian pairing; the anchovies instill a deep, savory (not fishy) flavor that’s made even better here with the addition of garlic, fresh rosemary, and red pepper flakes. All that, plus a little cured pork, guarantees excitement in every bite.

Linguine with Cauliflower and Prosciutto

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • Kosher salt

  • 2

    oz. (4 Tbs.) unsalted butter

  • 2

    Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1

    small head cauliflower (about 1-½ lb.), cut into 1-½-inch florets and halved lengthwise (about 5 cups)

  • 12

    oz. linguine

  • 6

    anchovy fillets, rinsed well, patted dry, and finely chopped (about 1 Tbs.)

  • 1

    Tbs. finely chopped fresh rosemary

  • 2

    medium cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • ¼

    tsp. crushed red pepper flakes

  • cup lower-salt chicken broth

  • 6

    thin slices prosciutto or speck, cut crosswise into ¼-inch strips

  • ½

    oz. finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano (½ cup)

  • 1

    Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions

Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbs. of the butter and 1 Tbs. of the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Add half of the cauliflower, flat side down in a single layer, and season lightly with salt. Cook until golden brown on one side, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook until the cauliflower is tender, about 3 minutes more. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining cauliflower, 1 Tbs. butter, and 1 Tbs. oil; set aside. Boil the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Meanwhile, melt 1 Tbs. of the butter in the skillet over medium heat. Add the anchovies, rosemary, garlic, and pepper flakes. Cook, stirring, until the garlic is softened, about 2 minutes. Add the broth, and cook until reduced by half, 2 to 3 minutes more. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water, and then drain the pasta. Add the pasta to the skillet along with the prosciutto, half of the cheese, and the remaining 1 Tbs. butter; toss until the butter is melted. Add the cauliflower, toss to combine, and season to taste with salt. Add some pasta water to loosen the sauce, if necessary. Serve topped with the remaining cheese and the parsley.


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