A self proclaimed Foodie and author of a cookbook, Geeta Maini portrays immense pleasure and passion with her cooking. Geeta continues to explore and experiment with the abundance of herbs, spices and ingredients available in the market place to create home-style dishes that are sensuous to the palate. She is currently working on her second cookbook, linking food from a historical, geographical and cultural aspect.
Preparation: 5 min Marinating/Waiting: 0 min Cooking: 18 min Total: 23 min
18 appetizers servings
1/4 cup (60 mL) water 1 cup (250 mL) cauliflower florets 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely diced red pepper 2 tsp. (10 mL) sesame oil 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely diced cantaloupe 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) liquid honey* 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) chopped chives, and a few whole chives to garnish
Bit of Tabasco sauce (optional)
In a non-stick skillet, bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook cauliflower and peppers, covered, for 5 minutes. Remove cover and simmer until liquid evaporates. Add sesame oil and honey and cook over low heat for 5 – 8 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in cantaloupe, chives and Tabasco. Divide among Asian soup spoons and garnish with chives.
For a South Asian Desi Twist:
Add 1 tbsp of Metro Irresistibles seedless sultana raisins and sprinkle some Metro Selection shredded unsweetened coconut.