Thursday, October 21, 2010

Braised Cauliflower with Tarator Sauce (Lebanese)


What do you think of when you hear this word?

When I hear this word, my mouth waters ever since I found Taste of Beirut. I never realized how much I loved Lebanese food until I found this blog. Everything I've tried has been divine.

As I've mentioned before, I'm not a big vegetable lover and I'm always looking for new recipes that will make me say: Ooooh I love this and I want to eat more! This is such a recipe. Need I say more?

I have listed the ingredients and given you a quick version of how to make it, but please go here for further details. I also recommend you visit Taste of Beirut, because there are so many other mouth watering recipes to be discovered there. One of my absolute favorites is the Shrimp in Cilantro & Garlic Sauce.

Braised Cauliflower with Tarator Sauce Lebanese Style - From Taste of Beirut


1 Head of Cauliflower

3 - 4 Lemons = 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

1/2 Cup Tahini (8 Tablespoons)

1/2 Cup Water

6 Cloves of Garlic

Olive Oil

Sea Salt


Step 1: Cut the cauliflower into florets and then braise them in olive oil until golden brown, lightly salting them as you braise them. Leave them to cool to room temperature.

Step 2: Put the lemon juice, water, garlic and Tahineh into a food processor and blend until it's a nice soft cream the consistency of mayonnaise. Salt to taste.

Step 3: Serve the cauliflower with the sauce. Dip and eat.


Dorte said...

Cauliflower is not really on my favorite list, but braised is quite nice and this sauce sounds very good. And thanks for the link ... just checked it out and there are definitely some things I'm going to try, like the preserved olives when I get back to Málaga :)

Jhonny walker said...

Cauliflower is my favo veggie. Only last night I made a huge one. This one is wanna making me do more. I love taste of beirut! One of the very best in blog town :)

Lori said...

I love her blog too. When I hear the word Lebanese I think of the Lebanese people I have known. I also think of a great Lebanese restaurant here in my hometown. I love Lebanese food- they have got it going on!

And cheers to eating vegetables. I love them and so happy when people are into them.

♥peachkins♥ said...

great! a new recipe for cauliflower!

elra said...

Your sauce sounds really luscious Murasaki.

pigpigscorner said...

Tahini! I can imagine how nutty and flavourful this is!

Jana said...

I love cauliflower...thanks for this nice new recipe, will try it very soon:-)))