Spicy sesame cauliflower has all the wondrous flavors of sesame chicken, but without the take-out menu and msg intake. Victory!
You know those Tasty videos everyone shares on Facebook? I feel a little strange about it, but this recipe is from one of their videos. I don't know how I saw it, but I'm glad I did because it was fantastic!
Spicy Sesame Cauliflower
1 head cauliflower, cut in to florets
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp garlic powder
oil for deep frying
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp sriracha
1 tbsp cornstarch and water slurry
sesame seeds, for serving
1. Heat a large vessel with a couple inches of oil for your deep frying (I use a dutch oven). Mix flour, milk, garlic powder, baking powder in a large bowl. Toss cauliflower florets to coat. When oil reaches 350 degrees, cook cauliflower until golden brown. Drain on a wire rack or paper towels.
2. To make the sauce, mix sesame oil, garlic, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and sriracha. Bring sauce to a boil in a large non-stick skillet. Add cornstarch and water slurry, stir until sauce thickens. Toss cauliflower to coat. Top with a sprinkling of sesame seeds, serve over rice.
This was really incredible. I was really blown away. This dish perfectly captures everything you desire when you pick up the phone to order Chinese food. You can imagine it's a healthy choice since it's made with cauliflower.