Roasted Cauliflower Bites wrapped in Prosciutto

You can’t mess this recipe up, I promise. It is very simple. Spread the cauliflower bites in an even layer on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Wrap cauliflower with thin slices of prosciutto, drizzle extra virgin olive oil over top, and bake at 400 for 20 minutes (depending on oven); or until prosciutto appears crisp and cauliflower is caramelized. Pancetta and bacon may also be used, instead of prosciutto. Serve with walnut-basil pesto as dipping sauce. Perfect for holiday entertaining!


Walnut-Basil Pesto

Pestos are sexy. Just look at the vibrant colors. They have become a staple sauce in my kitchen because of their versatility and beauty. Pesto may be made ahead of time and kept in the freezer for an instant sauce. They are typically made of basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil and salt. I’m switching it up a bit by using walnuts and Gruyère cheese. The options for pesto use are endless. Use pesto as a dipping sauce, toss with freshly cooked pasta or spread on your favorite bread. [Read more...]