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Fried cod with cauliflower ‘affogato’

Fried cod with cauliflower ‘affogato’ recipe

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This fried codfish is another typical dish served at a Sicilian Christmas Eve dinner. 'Affogato' means 'drowned' in Italian, and in this dish the cauliflower is 'drowned' in red wine in the cooking process.

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To make the affogato cauliflower, spread layers of the ingredients in a medium saucepan like a lasagna. Start with a little extra virgin olive oil, then a layer of the black olives and onions, then a layer of the cauliflower, cheese and a seasoning of salt and pepper
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Repeat this process until you have used all the ingredients, then pour over the wine, cover the with a lid and cook on a low heat for about 40 minutes. Don't stir the ingredients during the cooking, but shake the pan occasionally, adding a little water if necessary
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Repeat this process until you have used all the ingredients, then pour over the wine, cover the with a lid and cook on a low heat for about 40 minutes. Don't stir the ingredients during the cooking, but shake the pan occasionally, adding a little water if necessary
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To make the fried cod, cut the fish into rectangular portions and pat dry with kitchen paper
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Coat each portion in the flour and shake off any excess. In a medium frying pan, heat the extra virgin olive oil and fry the fish for about 5 minutes on each side
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Drain the fish on kitchen paper and sprinkle over the chopped parsley. Serve hot with the affogato cauliflower and a garnish of lemon slices
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