Welcome to Mama's Italian Recipes Blog

So who is Mama? Mama is a full blooded Italian woman raised in Brooklyn New York surrounded with good food and Italian culture. I want to share the recipes of the old world with the new world. Known for her exceptional dishes she loves nothing more than to prepare and serve these recipes to her friends and family.

Now, we share them with you.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


1 large head cauliflower, core removed
3/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/4 cups olive oil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. basil ( fresh or dried)
1 green pepper, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 tsp. red hot pepper flakes
White pepper and salt to taste

Wash and remove core from cauliflower. Separate pieces from stem and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, bring vinegar, garlic, onion, red pepper flakes and green pepper to a boil. Add cauliflower pieces.
Cover. Simmer for 5 minutes or until cauliflower is tender but not falling apart.

Remove pan from heat, leave covered and allow to sit 30 minutes.

Place cauliflower into a serving bowl and sprinkle with olive oil, basil and oregano. Pour vinegar mixture over cauliflower (still warm) and serve.