This is a flavorful dish to add with your veggies, rice, or eat alone as an appetizer. I made this along with a simple, white rice and garnished with green onions and black sesame seeds. It was delicious! I I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 27 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 42 minutes
Ingredients for Cauliflower:
•1 large head cauliflower
•3/4 cups oat flour (or regular flour)
•1/2 cup arrowroot (or corn starch)
•1/2 teaspoon sea salt
•1/2 teaspoon onion powder •1 tsp garlic powder
•3/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk+ two teaspoons apple cider vinegar (mixed)
Ingredients for Sesame Sauce:
•1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
•1 tbsp olive oil
•4 cloves garlic, minced
•1 tsp fresh ginger grated
•¼ cup maple syrup
•⅓ cup low sodium soy sauce
•1 tbsp rice vinegar
•1 tsp chili garlic sauce (or sriracha)
•1/2 tbsp arrowroot starch
•1 tbsp cold water
1- Preheat the oven to 425F.
2- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, arrowroot starch, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and non-dairy milk/ACV. Be sure to mix until no clumps remain and it looks like batter.
3- Add the cauliflower florets into the bowl and thoroughly mix to coat all of the pieces.
4- Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes.
5- To prepare the sauce: In a bowl, whisk in the sesame oil, grated ginger, maple syrup, soy sauce, rice vinegar and chili garlic sauce(or sriracha) —then set aside
6- Add minced garlic to a sauté pan with olive oil. Sauté for until lightly golden brown.
7- Add prepared sauce into pan and let simmer over low heat.
8- In a small bowl, whisk together the arrowroot powder and cold water. Pour into the pot with the sauce.
9- Let simmer over low heat until thick, whisking occasionally to prevent any clumps from forming. Once it thickens, remove from heat.
10- When the cauliflower is done, let cool for about 5 minutes and then coat with the sauce. Once coated add cauliflower back into baking sheet with lined parchment paper and put back in the oven for 5 minutes to crisp up 😋
(**optional- garnish with black or white sesame seeds)