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A Marak is the vegetarian version of what is now known as a tagine. The word tagine refers both to the cone-shaped earthenware cooking pot and the dish that is cooked in it.
Marak should be served in the same way as a tagine, with piled heaps of couscous and fiery Harissa on the side.
This recipe comes from the wonderful book, PERSIANA by Sabrina Ghayour. This is her debut cookbook and it is full of enticing and unusual recipes, using traditional ingredients and techniques with a modern, light translation. It is one of the best cookery books I have read in years.
Ghayour says: “Middle Eastern food can be heavy and plentiful, so you need to pair it with light, refreshing dishes that cleanse the palate and aid digestion. This is just that kind of dish – it is a perfect accompaniment to heavy meat and poultry dishes, providing a lovely fresh flavour – and it looks beautiful, too. The lightly sweetened dressing works well, counteracting the acidity, and I just love the intense crunchiness of this salad.”
1 bunch green kale
1 bunch red kale
1lb carrots, peeled
1/4 cup black olives
1/2 cup chopped dates (Medjool or Deglet Noor)
2 tablespoons chopped mint
2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
This recipe was based on a saffron pound cake with lemon caramel sauce written by Gale Gand on the Food Network website. Saffron has been used in baking since Medieval times, when spices were an expensive commodity and therefore used to show status and for celebration. Saffron buns are a specialty in the county of Cornwall in the United Kingdom, where they were baked for high days and holidays, particularly Christmas. The spice trade route has existed for centuries, bring spices from India and beyond, via North Africa, to the lucrative markets of Europe.