Are you looking for a delicious, healthy alternative to takeout? Look no further than this General Tso Cauliflower! This recipe is easy to make, and it's sure to be a hit with the whole family. So next time you're craving Chinese food, give this dish a try! You won't be disappointed. the crispy cauliflower covered with the general tso's sauce is a divine
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If you're looking for a delicious dish to try out tonight, general tso cauliflower is right up your alley! This easy-to-make and creative recipe will certainly have you singing its praises. Not only is general tso cauliflower healthy and loaded with flavor, it also features an innovative take on a classic dish. Plus, the ingredients are simple and quick to find at your local grocery store. After just a short amount of time in the kitchen, you'll be treated to a meal that is sure to have everyone's mouths watering!
- Olive oil
- Unbleached flour (rice flour will also work great in the recipe
- Baking powder
- Cauliflower head in florets
- Green onions chopped
- Sesame seeds roasted
- Soy sauce
- Maple syrup or use 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
- Rice Vinegar
- Vegetable broth
- Sesame oil
- Fresh ginger grated
- Cloves of garlic finely chopped
- Sriracha sauce or chili garlic sauce
- Corn starch plus 1 tablespoon water (to make a cornstarch slurry)
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- In a large mixing bowl, combine the water, flour, salt, and baking powder. You will obtain a wet batter.
- Soak the cauliflower florets in the flour mixture
Place the soy sauce, maple syrup, vinegar, broth, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and sriracha sauce, cornstarch mix in a medium saucepan or skillet. Mix to combine all the ingredients.
Take the florets out of the oven, transfer cauliflower to a large mixing bowl with the sauce.
Toss to coat the florets with the sauce.
Return to the oven for 5 minutes
One way to vary the classic General Tso Cauliflower recipe is by adding different vegetables you could incorporate bell peppers, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini and kale for a more colorful dish.
Another variation is to replace the soy sauce with the hoisin sauce.
Add 1 teaspoon of orange zest to the general tso sauce for a zesty flavor.
Additionally, you could replace the cauliflower with firm tofu pieces.
Storing your delicious General Tso Cauliflower is easy. To retain its flavor and texture, it's best to keep the dish in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for up to three days, but it's best to eat it sooner rather than later. You can also freeze the dish in an airtight container for up to two months. When you're ready to eat it, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and warm on the stove or in the oven before serving.
Serving this General Tso Cauliflower is truly a treat! A delicious way to enjoy it is with steamed white or brown rice. The nutty flavor of the rice complements the savory flavors of the cauliflower perfectly. You could also opt for a plate of roasted vegetables on the side, such as baby potatoes, carrots, and broccoli. Finally, don't forget a refreshing glass of crisp white or rosé wine to complete the meal.
This delicious General Tso Cauliflower recipe may be bursting with flavor, but it's not overpowering or overly spicy. In fact, this dish has a mild level of heat that comes from the aromatic blend of garlic and herbs. If you're looking for a bit more kick, you can always add some red chili peppers flakes or extra spicy sauce like sriracha.
to the mix. However, if you're looking for a milder version, simply omit these ingredients or scale them back to suit your taste preferences
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General Tso's Cauliflower
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1 /4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cauliflower head in florets
- 3 green onions chopped
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds roasted
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- ¼ cup vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
- 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch plus 1 tablespoon water
- Preheat the oven to 450F.
- In a bowl, combine the water, flour, salt and baking powder.
- Soak the cauliflower florets in the wet batter.
- Place the floretsin a single layer on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake for 20 minutes
- During this time prepare the sauce.
- Place the soy sauce, maple syrup, vinegar, broth, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and sriracha sauce, cornstarch and water in a small saucepan or skillet. Mix to combine all the ingredients.
- On medium-high heat, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the sauce is thickened, about 1 mimutes.
- Take the florets out of the oven, add the cauliflower florets to a large mixing bowl l with the sauce, and toss to coat the florets with the sauce.
- Place back in the baking sheet, return to the oven for 5 minutes
- Serve over rice and sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions