Polpettone di broccoli romano
Romanesco Cauliflower Loaf
Romanesco cauliflower loaf is an (almost) vegetarian a main or side dish based on the mild nutty flavour of the bright green, spiky cauliflower from Rome.
Some say romanesco is a cauliflower and others claim its broccoli. The truth is probably something in-between as both the texture and colour of the florets seem like a perfect mix of the other two vegetables. Unfortunately, Romanesco cauliflower loses its appetizing green colour when cooked, but I still find the sliced vegetable loaf appealing with meat, salad, bread or a nice strong pesto.
1 romanesco cauliflower (ordinary cauliflower can be used instead)
200 g durum flour
1 clove of garlic
3 salted anchovies (vegetarians can leave this out)
1 tbsp pine nuts
Olive oil, salt and pepper