Wet Weather POA: TACO PARTY!

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Looking for a wet weather plan of action?  Throw a TACO PARTY!

The garden is suitably dressed, the food is prepped and your guests are enjoying the cocktail you prepared this morning: everything is ready to go. That is until the heavens open. No amount of planning can control the unpredictable British weather but it doesn’t need to put a dampener on your day. When the rain starts to fall, fear not! There are plenty of ways to adapt your soireé and turn the situation to your favour. Our suggestion? Taco P.A.R.T.Y!

We’re having a moment with Tacos at present and embracing these delicious veggie Coronation Cauliflower recipe… give it go this weekend.

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Cauliflower Tacos with Red Cabbage and Edamame Beans

This recipe is great as you can make the filling the day before as it not only means you will be totally relaxed on the day, but, it actually tastes better too as all the spices work their magic on the cauliflower.

Preparing everything ahead of time means the host can relax – just put this on the table and I can guarantee your guests will dig in and go back for more when ready.  All I do is top up the wine!

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For the Coronation Cauliflower

Ingredients:

1 teaspoon curry powder

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon onion powder

100g mayonnaise

40g dried apricots – chopped

1 tablespoon of chopped coriander

1 teaspoon of chopped mint

zest of 1 lemon

1 teaspoon lemon juice – or to taste

Good pinch of Malden salt

Fresh cracked black pepper

1 medium sized cauliflower (must be ultra fresh)

Garnish:

2 tablespoons of toasted almonds or sunflower seeds

Edamame Beans

Method:

  1. Prep your cauliflower, take the leaves off and break into florets
  2. Mix all your ‘coronation’ ingredients in a bowl and season to taste
  3. Thoroughly mix the cauliflower through the mix making sure it is properly coated
  4. Toast the nuts or seeds
  5. Place the coronation cauliflower in a gorgeous bowl and sprinkle over the garnish.

For the Slaw

Ingredients:

¼ white cabbage

¼ red cabbage

1 carrot

100g Greek yoghurt

2 tbsp lemon juice

Good pinch of Malden salt

Fresh cracked black pepper


Method:

  1. Shred all the veg and mix together in a bowl with the Greek yoghurt
  2. Add in the lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste

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For the Tacos

6 x hard shell tacos

It is fun to let your guests build their own tacos, so pop in the middle of the table, top up all the drinks and enjoy.

TIP: Additional condiments such as guacamole, tomato salsa or savoury yoghurts are also great so bowl up your favourites and enjoy!

by Alex Head