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Seared Cauliflower with Turmeric, Tahini and Miso

For the cauliflower

  • cauliflower 1

  • coconut oil ¼ teaspoon

  • turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon

  • salt ¼ teaspoon

For the sauce

  • miso paste 1 teaspoon

  • tahini 1 teaspoon

  • yoghurt 2 tablespoons

  • maple syrup 1 teaspoon

  • Soy sauce 1 teaspoon

For garnishing

  • Mix of sesame seeds or Furikake mix


Cut the cauliflower into small pieces, heat the oil in a pan on low
heat and add the cauliflower pieces. Now add the turmeric and salt and
stir thoroughly. Leave this to cook on low heat for around 15-20
minutes, stirring and checking every few minutes. While this is
cooking, you can make the sauce by mixing together all the ingredients
for the sauce. Pour the sauce over the cauliflower pieces and garnish
with the furikake mix before serving.

Turmeric stirred through cauliflower always makes it taste and look like a curry, but here, while using turmeric in cooking the cauliflower, I’ve then added a tahini and miso sauce over the top, which alters the flavour entirely. And lastly the furikake mix, which is one of my favourite seasonings these days – the salt and pepper of Japan, a mixture of sesame seeds, nori seaweeed and red  hiso leaves which can be added to absolutely anything. I quite love this as a starter or a side dish… a delectable fusion of sorts.

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