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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fried Cauliflower with Tahini Tarator

(Tarator Soslu Karnabahar Kizartmasi - Antalya)

Fried Cauliflower with Tahini Tarator
Cauliflower, peel off stem leaves, separate the florets
3-4 tbsp olive oil
Sesame seeds, lightly toasted

Tahini Tarator:
2-3 garlic cloves, smashed with salt
3 tbsp lemon juice
4-5 tbsp tahini
1 slice of inside of 1 or 2 days old Turkish bread, crumbled (if you use fresh bread, use blender to mix all the dressing ingredients)

Whisk the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Dilute it with a little bit warm water.

Meanwhile, boil the florets for about 2-3 minutes in the water with salt in a
medium sized pot, drain. Then sprinkle a little bit salt all over the cauliflowers and lightly fry with olive oil. Throw them into the tahini tarator sauce, stir. Sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds and paprika all over them.

Serve the Fried Cauliflower with Tahini Tarator on the side with pickled vegetables.

* Cauliflower shouldn't be coated with anything. This way it would absorb the sauce and the taste would be better:)



At 7:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is great! thank you for this recipe!

At 7:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the cauliflower cooked?

At 8:41 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Yes, it is cooked for about 2-3 minutes:)


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