Fried Cauliflower in Paprika

Fried Cauliflower in Paprika Recipe

An appetizing cauliflower starter dish that is perfect with veggies
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This is a Spanish cauliflower dish which can be served as a starter or as a vegetable accompaniment.


1 large cauliflower, washed and broken into florets
2 teaspoons sweet smoked paprika
3 tablespoons olive oil (plus extra for frying)
6 cloves garlic
Splash white wine vinegar
Handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt

Recipe Instructions

Cook the cauliflower.
Boil the cauliflower for 8 minutes in salted water until just tender. Drain the cauliflower but reserve a little of the water. Set the cauliflower aside in a serving dish to keep it warm.

Make the sauce.
Peel the garlic and crush 3 of the cloves but slice the other 3 cloves. In a small bowl mix together the crushed garlic, the parsley and the salt. Stir in the olive oil.

Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and sauté the 3 slices of garlic until they turn golden. Add the contents of the small bowl, the reserved cooking water from the cauliflower, paprika and a splash of wine vinegar. Turn up the heat and bring the sauce to the boil. Allow to cook for a couple of minutes.

To serve.
Pour the sauce over the cauliflower in the serving dish and serve immediately.