There are three kitchen tools I will always have: a good chefs knife, my flour grinder, and my high speed blender. Everything else I could do without (I’ve even learned my stand-mixer is a nice-to-have). With these three things, I can do pretty much anything I could ever want. You might balk at the flour grinder but once you start grinding your own flour- you won’t go back. And the blender? It’s booted my food processor off the counter.
This fried cauliflower is made because of the romesco sauce. If you’ve never tried this sauce before, I cannot recommend it enough. A few toasted nuts are combined with roasted red pepper, herbs, and spices to form a powerful sauce (and the reason for mentioning the blender!) You could also make the sauce in a mortar and pestle but I love the creaminess the blender lends. Read more and see the recipe.