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Bagna Cauda

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 sm Beet
  • 1 c 3"long broccoli rabe; OR 1
  • -cup broccoli florets
  • 1 lg Carrot; peeled
  • 1/2 md Yellow squash; OR 1 1/4
  • -medium zucchini
  • 1 sm Sweet red pepper
  • 1 sm Sweet yellow pepper
  • 12 Very small leafy stalks
  • -celery; (from hearts)
  • 12 Very small romaine lettuce
  • -leaves


1/2 c Garlic cloves; sliced
3/4 c Olive oil
2 Anchovy fillets; quartered
1 ts Butter

Several hours before serving, prepare Assorted Vegetables: In 2-quart
saucepan, cook beet in water to cover until tenderabout 20 minutes.
Drain, cool, peel; cut in half and slice. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1 inch
water to boiling and add broccoli rabe; blanch, drain, rinse in cold water;
drain again. Alice carrot and yellow squash crosswise on an angle. Cut red
and yellow peppers into large triangles. Wrap and refrigerate vegetables
until ready to serve.

About 1 hour before serving, prepare Dipping Sauce: In 1-quart saucepan,
heat 2 inches water to boiling. Add garlic and cook 15 seconds. Drain; set

In medium-size skillet, heat oil over mdium heat; stir in garlic. Cook 1
minutes. Reduce heat to very low and simmer 35 to 45 minutes or until
garlic softens and begins to break down.

Add anchovies to garlic oil, and cook 10 minutes; stir in butter. Transfer
Dipping Sauce to a ceramic butter warmer or small candle-powered
(chocolate) fondue pot. Place dipping sauce in center of doily-lined large
serving plate and surround with Assorted Vegetables.

NOTES : A warm sauce of garlic, anchovies and olive oil-known as bagna
cauda, meaning "hot bath" in Italianserves as a dip for an assortment of
raw and cooked vegetables, which can vary according to whatever catches you
eye at the vegetable market.

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