Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sweet & Sour Cauliflower








Attention to all the sweet and sour sauce lovers. I have a perfect easy and healthy recipe version of your favorite sweet & sour dish. It's sweet and sour cauliflower! Cauliflower is an amazing vegetable. You can make a pizza crust with it and now you can have this healthy Chinese dish. It literally takes no time to prepare this. The sauce can be prepared in less than 5 minutes and the batter - less than one minute. The hardest part of this recipe is washing and cutting cauliflower into florets. Anyway, the best thing about this recipe is that the cauliflower is baked, not fried. It is battered but very thinly and I'm sure that you could eat two servings without feeling guilty. And the sauce sounds really simple, but when combined, these ingredients create a perfect flavor. To make it taste more sour, you could probably use pineapple juice instead of water. Gosh, I just came up with this idea. That would probably make the sauce even better. I'll have to try it the next time. In any case, this dish is my new favorite and definitely a keeper!


Sweet & Sour Cauliflower
600g cauliflower, chopped into florets
4 tbsp (60g) flour
6 tbsp (90ml) water

Sauce:
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp white vinegar
2 tbsp water
1 tsp cornstarch

1) Preheat oven to 220C / 430F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.

2) In a large bowl, combine together flour and water until a smooth batter forms. Add cauliflower florets and toss to coat evenly. Arrange the cauliflower onto the baking tray, making sure they don't touch each other. Bake for about 15 minutes or until cauliflower is softened and slightly browned.

3) While the cauliflower is baking, prepare the sauce: in a small saucepan, combine together soy sauce, ketchup, honey and white vinegar. 

4) In a small bowl, combine together water and cornstarch. Stir with a spoon until there are no lumps. Add this to the saucepan.

5) Turn on the heat and cook the sauce over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. You do not need to bring it to boil. Cook just for a few minutes until the sauce is slightly thickened (thick enough to cover the cauliflower). Remove from heat.

6) Once the cauliflower is cooked through, transfer it to a bowl and add the sauce. Toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately.

Serves 2.

Recipe by collecting memories 

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