Cauliflower Stew

“Bastaddi affucati”

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Typical recipe from Catania, the cauliflower is cooked with water that releases the same vegetable, together with the onion and pepper that make it very tasty, you add a little water.

Hence the name of "bastaddu affucatu". It can be a side dish, an excellent dressing for a pasta like fusilli or macaroni stripes, but it is perfect as a filling which are driven out of the queens of our tables during the Christmas season.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 1 cauliflower big;
  • 150 Article. peppery hard;
  • 1 long bunch of onion;
  • Sale q.b.;
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil;
  • 2 glasses of plain water;
  • 1 glass of red wine.


  1. In a saucepan, add the onion, washed and cut into strips.
  2. Add the cauliflower already been washed and cut into pieces ,the peppery hard pieces, a pinch of salt, l’olio e.v.o. a strati.
  3. Finally, add the two glasses of water and put it on the fire for about 50 minutes and cover with a lid.
  4. When almost cooked, deglaze with red wine.

Bon appetite!

Note: You can also add anchovies to your taste.

I prefer not to add them as the peppery and salty is already enough to taste.