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    Curried cauliflower salad recipe

    A curried cauliflower salad recipe for something a little fancy.

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    50 g capers


    ½ shaved raw cauliflower


    ½ shaved red onion


    ½ bunch torn mint leaves


    ¼ bunch chopped parsley


    1 bunch watercress


    Salt flakes


    Cracked black pepper


    Curried cauliflower


    1 ½ cauliflowers


    1 tablespoon curry powder


    1 teaspoon turmeric


    Salt


    Grapeseed oil


    5 curry leaves


    Tea-soaked raisins


    200 g golden raisins


    Earl grey tea steeped in boiling water for 4 minutes


    Curry vinaigrette


    2 shallots (finely diced)


    1 tablespoon curry powder


    200 ml apple juice


    Lime juice


    Sugar


    200 ml grapeseed oil


    Spiced labne


    Organic natural yoghurt (Barambah or Shulz)


    Lemon juice


    Ras el hanout spice mix


    Salt


    Pepper


    Method

    For the curried cauliflower


    1. Cut cauliflower into evenly sized pieces, roughly 3-4 cm.


    2. Season with spices, oil and crushed curry leaves.


    3. Place onto tray in the oven and roast until the cauliflower is very dark in colour and very crispy around the edges.


    4. Allow to cool before mixing.


    For the tea-soaked raisins


    1. Strain the steeped tea and pour over the raisins and allow to soak for as long as possible. Preferably this should be done the night before, but a 10 minute soak will do.


    For the curry vinaigrette


    1. Sauté shallots and curry powder in a small amount of oil.


    2. Reduce apple juice by half.


    3. Add apple juice to the sautéed shallots and pass through a fine chinois (a conical mesh sieve).


    4. Adjust with lime juice, salt, sugar and vinegar.


    For the spiced labne


    1. Hang the yoghurt overnight to remove the whey.


    2. Whisk in the ingredients and season the taste.


    Putting it all together


    1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl, season with salt and pepper and dress with the curry vinaigrette.


     

    Sample Nick’s delicious fare at Arbory Bar & Eatery.

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