Thomasina Miers’ recipe for coronation cauliflower salad | The new flexitarian

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Perhaps it’s my emotion of the writings of Constance Spry and Margaret Costa, and the nostalgic satellite their writings conjure; possibly it’s my unfettered obsession with mango chutney and immoderate foods I tin ladle it connected oregon successful (bhajis, devilled eggs, sandwiches … the database goes on); oregon possibly it’s conscionable my passionateness for spices and the mode they transport maine to far-off lands. No matter. The subtle spicing of “coronation” anything, and the exuberant, sprightly panicle of garlic, lemon, caller herbs, coriander seeds and pomegranate, marque this a blissful midweek dinner.

Blistered “coronation” cauliflower crockery with scented couscous and pomegranate

You volition request a blistery grill for this, oregon oven roast the cauliflower astatine the highest mounting until it is blackened and caramelised successful places.

Prep 30 min
Cook 10 min
Serves 4

100g couscous
3 tsp coriander seeds
, crushed
Salt and pepper
1 ample caput
cauliflower
1 tbsp mild curry powder

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
175ml Greek yoghurt
1 tiny ail clove
, peeled and crushed
1 heaped tbsp mango chutney
Juice of 1 tiny lemon
1 fistful mint leaves, chopped
1 large fistful coriander leaves, chopped

To serve
30g toasted flaked almonds
Seeds from ½ pomegranate

Put the couscous successful a bowl, screen with 200ml boiling h2o and scatter successful a spoon of the coriander seeds and tons of brackish and pepper. Stir once, screen and permission for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, vigor the grill. Break the cauliflower into florets, discarding the pugnacious outer leaves, but keeping the young ones, past enactment it connected a lined oven tray. Mix the curry powder, remaining coriander seeds, 2 tablespoons of lipid and 75ml yoghurt, play generously, past hitch each implicit the florets until good coated. Grill for 5 to 8 minutes, until the cauliflower is charred astatine the edges and conscionable tender successful the middle.

Whisk the remaining yoghurt, the garlic, mango chutney and fractional the citrus foodstuff successful a vessel oregon jam jar. Uncover the couscous, and cheque that it is tender (if not, adhd different 50ml boiling h2o and steep for 5 minutes more). Run a fork done it, past fold successful the past of the olive oil, the citrus foodstuff and each but a sprinkling of the herbs.

Once the cauliflower is cooked, flip it successful the yoghurt condiment and cheque the seasoning. Transfer the couscous to a platters, apical with the cauliflower and sauce, sprinkle implicit the almonds, pomegranate seeds and a last scattering of herbs, and fto the hordes tuck in.

The elemental flex …

If you privation to debar dairy, effort coconut yoghurt oregon marque a cashew seed “cream” with soaked cashews. The marinade is besides delicious connected chickenhearted legs slow-roasted astatine astir 170C until aureate and crisp-skinned.