When I decided to make Bill Granger's Moroccan Lamb Tagine I decided to go all out and make a bit of a Moroccan feast. I considered making a Jamie Oliver carrot salad which I had made previously however I didn't have everything that I needed for it. So instead I turned to google and came up with two recipes on different blogs. The first was this glorious looking recipe for mezgaldi over at Kayotic Kitchen. It was such a stunning looking dish and you could almost taste how wonderful it would be just looking at Kay's photos. The only change that I made to the recipe was to use red onions. It was so stunningly good that I will be making this side dish again and again with a variety of different meals. It has also convinced me to go looking for more onion side dishes rather than using them as just a seasoning or flavouring. Making them a star really isn't too hard if this recipe is anything to go by.
The other side dish that I found was a Moroccan cabbage dish. I made a number of changes from the original recipe. I was a bit apprehensive about the orange flower water as part of the dressing but I was very pleased with how good it was. The cinnamon was rather unusual for me too but again it was very good. The pomegranate seeds added a lovely tangy burst while eating. I just loved this however I did use up the last of my orange flower water so I will have to wait until I can get some more before I can make it again.
Moroccan Cabbage Salad
- 1/4 cabbage, finely sliced
- 1 carrot, julienned
- 1 apple, julienned
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 - 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1 tbsp orange flower water (or to taste, I started off slowly and added more)
- Place cabbage, carrot, apple, pomegranate and sesame seeds in a bowl and toss to combine.
- Add cinnamon, sugar and orange flower water and mix to combine.
- Refrigerate until requires but let sit at least 20 minutes for the flavours to develop.
It's lovely to see side dishes presented as 'stars' in their own right Katren. These sound fabulous.ReplyDelete