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Molded Dome of Cauliflower

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Category: Appetizers

 Ingredients List

  • 1 md Head cauliflower
  • 8 Leaves leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 c Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c Fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 c Hot salsa; (Margarita
  • -Jalapeno Salsa; see recipe)
  • 3/4 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Cayenne pepper
  • 2 tb Chopped capers
  • 1 tb Chopped parsley
  • 1 sm Bunch watercress;
  • -rinsed; coarsely chopped
  • 1 c Pitted ripe olives; thinly
  • -sliced
  • 1 Red bell pepper; parched,
  • -peeled; 1/2 inch squares


With a sharp knife, cut leaves & stem from cauliflower. divide into florets
about 1-1/2 inch in diameter. Drop into boiling, salted water; boil about
12 minutes or until tender. Drain & rinse well in cold water to arrest
cooking. Press layer of florets, stems in, onto sides & bottom of 1-quart
bowl. Pack center of bowl with more florets, stems up, until all florets
have been used. Place plate & 1-pound weight on packed cauliflower. Let
stand 15 minutes, then holding plate & weight, tip bold to drain water.
Refrigerate 2 hours. Invert serving dish over bowl & invert. Lift off bowl
& garnish with lettuce leaves. Whisk together oil, lime juice, salsa, salt
& cayenne, stir in capers, parsley, watercress, olives & bell pepper. Spoon
some of sauce over cauliflower, place remaining sauce in bowl. Once outer
layer eaten, dunk florets in sauce.



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