March in the Kitchen – Marak of Cauliflower with Tomatoes and Olives

This recipe is for the Cauliflower lovers and the vegetarians out there… a fabulous take on maximising the flavour from this vegetable a la Paula Wolfert. Make sure you check out Liz’s latest post.

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Leah

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Marak of Cauliflower with Tomatoes and Olives

Cauliflower Morak of Cauliflower with Tomatoes and Olives

This recipe comes from Paula Wolfert’s “The Food of Morocco” and is part of an ongoing cookbook book club. You will find all the postings connected to various cookbooks on the blog The Cookbook Guru. “The Food of Morocco” is the choice for March and April of this year.

A Marak is a Moroccan vegetable stew. In her introduction to the dish Ms. Wolfert says “Moroccans often steam or pan-roast vegetables in order to preserve their sweet intense flavor and to endow them with a creamy texture. Here juicy bits of preserved lemon and ripe olives embellish pan-roasted cauliflower.” Being a big fan of cauliflower, and having a head in the fridge, I decided to try it. My usual method of cooking cauliflower is tossing with spices and roasting in a hot oven, so this…

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