Saturday, January 17, 2015

Orange Cauliflower Over Rice

This recipe was created to taste a bit like the Orange Chicken that is served in Chinese restaurants.  The flavor is wonderful and the texture of the Cauliflower really holds up to your fork!

Orange Cauliflower           
Adapted web recipe

1            large head of cauliflower, cut into bit sized pieces
2            teaspoons sesame oil
1            egg replacer
1/3         cup corn starch
3            tablespoons soy sauce
1            teaspoon minced ginger
2            cloves garlic, finely minced
2-3         tablespoons oil

1            teaspoon fresh orange zest
1            tablespoon fresh orange juice
2            tablespoons soy sauce
2            tablespoons water
1/4         cup sugar
1/4         cup rice wine vinegar (or dry sherry)
1/4         cup vegetable broth
2            tablespoons corn starch

Sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds for topping

In a large bowl combine the oil, egg replacer, 3 tablespoons soy sauce and corn starch until a thin batter forms.  Toss in the cauliflower and let sit while you make the sauce, tossing every few minutes to coat all pieces.

In a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients for the sauce except the broth and corn starch.  In a separate bowl, combine the broth and corn starch and whisk till no more clumps.  Combine with the other sauce ingredients.  Set aside.

Heat a large wok over medium high heat, add 2 tablespoons of canola oil and begin to fry the cauliflower on all sides, in batches, making sure not to crowd the pan (approximately 1-2 minutes per side).  Once all the cauliflower is all cooked remove any excess oil from pan and wipe clean.

Return pan to heat and all 1 teaspoon of oil.  Add the ginger and garlic to pan and stir, cooking for 30 seconds, until very fragrant.  Pour in the sauce and stir constantly until it begins to thicken.  Remove from heat and gently toss in the cauliflower, turning to coat evenly.  Garnish with green onions and toasted sesame seeds if desired.  Serve immediately.

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