GRILLED CAULIFLOWER AND BROCCOLI WITH SPICY HERB OIL

July 21, 2020

 

Ingredients
For the vegetables
1 head cauliflower
1 head broccoli
Arbequina Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

For the herb oil
1-2 jalapeños or serranos, or to taste
2 garlic cloves, unpeeled
bunch cilantro (leaves and tender stems), roughly chopped
1½ cups Italian parsley leaves
2 tablespoons Red Barrel Aged Wine Vinegar
½ cup Arbequina Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, plus more as needed

 

Directions
Prepare a charcoal grill for two-zone cooking and build a medium-hot fire. If you’re using a grill pan, allow it to heat for 10 minutes before cooking. Use a paring knife to core cauliflower and broccoli and cut them into large pieces, reserving any small crumbles. Place vegetables in a large mixing bowl, drizzle with enough Arbequina Extra-Virgin Olive Oil to lightly coat, generously season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine.

 

Make the herb oil: Char the peppers and garlic cloves in a grill basket (or small cast-iron skillet placed directly on grates), cooking over direct heat and turning as needed until peppers are blackened and mostly tender. Set aside to cool. Stem and seed chiles and lightly chop. Peel garlic. Combine chiles, garlic, cilantro, parsley, Red Barrel Aged Wine Vinegar, and a pinch of salt in a blender. With blender running, add Arbequina Extra-Virgin Olive Oil in a slow, steady stream until mixture is very smooth. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of additional oil or water for desired texture. Add additional salt, Red Barrel Aged Wine Vinegar, and pepper to taste. Grill cauliflower and broccoli over direct heat until lightly charred on all sides, and then use tongs to move florets to indirect heat and close grill. Cook, flipping every 4 to 5 minutes, until the vegetables are just tender when pierced with a sharp knife. Serve the vegetables warm or at room temperature atop a pool of the spicy oil.

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