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Cauliflower in Celery Mint Sauce

By xxxxx

A recipe to accompany the main course

Original recipe:



  • 1 cauliflower, cabbage, or bunch of broccoli
  • Cumin
  • Salt
  • White wine
  • Olive oil
  • Ground pepper
  • Celery seed (or lovage)
  • Mint
  • Pinch of rosemary (or rue)
  • Coriander
  • Vegetable stock
  • White wine vinegar
  • Olive oil or butter


  • Take cauliflower, cabbage, or broccoli, quarter them, and put in a pot.
  • For the first sauce, combine the cumin, salt, wine, olive oil, and enough water to steam the vegetable. Add to the vegetables, bring to a boil, then simmer gently till done.
  • Grind pepper, celery seed (or lovage), mint, rosemary (or rue) and coriander. Add to stock, vinegar, and olive oil or butter.
  • Bring to the boil, then simmer to reduce for 25 minutes.
  • Serve over the cooked, strained vegetables.
  • (All three vegetables may be combined in this recipe)
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