Bagna Cauda Vegetable Toss
Prepare this vegetable medley seasoned with anchovies, capers, herbs and EVOO as a side for a variety of meals. For a Sardinian supper, serve with Sardinian Sugo.
- 1 bunch broccolini, washed and trimmed, cut into 2-inch lengths
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 6 anchovy fillets
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 large cloves garlic, chopped
- 3 tablespoons capers, chopped
- 1/4 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
- 1 carrot, peeled, cut into thin matchsticks
- 2 small zucchini or 1 medium, cut into fat matchsticks
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded, quartered lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
- 1 bunch scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths on the bias
Bring a couple of inches water in a skillet to a boil over medium heat. Salt the water and add the broccolini. Cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain, run under cold water and reserve.
Return the skillet to the stovetop over medium to medium-high heat and add the 1/4 cup EVOO, four turns of the pan. When the EVOO is hot, add the anchovies and stir to melt them into the EVOO. Stir in the red pepper flakes, garlic, capers, parsley and all the vegetables, including the reserved broccolini. Transfer to a serving dish and serve.