Pilaf in the Pennines

Pilaf in the Pennines

Harissa roasted cauliflower pilaf with chickpeas, sultanas, dates, dill, toasted flaked almonds, pomegranate, lemon-pickled red onion, saffron and natural yogurt.

Part of a Middle East inspired three course meal I cooked recently for a ‘Yorkshire lass now living in Dubai’ on her visit home to the West Yorkshire Pennines.

Pudding was a Yorkshire rhubarb crumble with a Middle Eastern twist: the local rhubarb was infused with fresh cardamom and rose, and the topping with sesame and pistachio.

Having a private chef attend the party was a surprise for her friend and I was given free reign to put the vegetarian menu together in secret. 12 diners in total in Shibden, between Halifax and Queensbury.


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