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
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.