Inspired by the chicken marbella dish from The Silver Palate, here is a vegetarian version of chicken marbella, but using roasted cauliflower instead. It is sweet, salty and has some agrodolce vibes — sooo yummy!
This easy roasted cauliflower dish is inspired by one of my favorite childhood food memories: the classic chicken marbella. My mom used to make chicken marbella when I was a kid in the 90s. When i was recipe testing this recipe, my hands smelled just like my youth. I think the combination of the dried fruits, the olives, and the capers is such a classic combo. Taking a modern twist on a classic recipe from my childhood hits all the good points for today with the added nostalgia to make this one of my favorite recipes.
The name may make it seem complicated, but this is actually a pretty simple recipe to execute.
To make this dish, you’re going to marinate the dried fruit + olives + capes in oil. Then add in the vinegar while you roast the veggies.
Once the cauliflower steaks are finished roasting in the oven, you will spoon the marinated dried fruit + olives + capers over it, and sprinkle some parsley on top.
Savoury and salty roasted cauliflower.
- ¼ cup of red wine vinegar
- ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup each of green Spanish olives, dried figs, dried plums
- 1 tablespoon of capers
- 1 whole cauliflower, sliced into 1” “steak” slices
- To serve: a handful of coriander
Keywords: roasted cauliflower, chicken marbella, cauliflower marbella, the silver palate chicken marbella