This broccoli and cauliflower side dish is low carb, flavorful and easy to make.
Broccoli and Cauliflower are vegetable staples in the low carb world. Often I find them very dull, and I don’t really like the flavor of cauliflower anyway. However, this dish is super simple to prepare and is a great last minute dish if (like me) you use frozen broccoli and cauliflower. I get those 12oz bags which you steam in the microwave. For this recipe I just steam it one minute less than the instructions suggest.
So, cook the veg. If you are boiling them, cook until they just start to turn soft.
In a small dish, mix together garlic paste, anchovy paste, and olive oil. You could use chopped canned anchovies and some of their oil instead – which is great. I just found that I kept getting anchovies left over. Anchovy paste is one of my go-to ingredients for cooking these days. If something is just lacking depth of flavor, then this paste usually rescues it. It’s also a lot cheaper, quicker and less messy than the canned anchovies!
Place the broccoli and cauliflower florets into a non-stick baking dish, and add the oil mixture. Stir to coat the veg. Add salt and pepper if you like – although I don’t usually bother with the salt because there is enough in the anchovy and cheese. Cheese? Oh yes – sprinkle some shredded parmesan over the top of the veg.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes until the edges of the veg start to go slightly crispy.