Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry

Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry - A quick and easy vegan stir fried cauliflower dish that creates a great texture, just like oven-roasted | omnivorescookbook.comA quick and easy vegan stir fried cauliflower dish that creates a great texture, just like oven-roasted. It uses a pungent, savory, and slightly sweet sauce to bring out the greatness of the cauliflower.

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Today, I will introduce a quick and easy vegan stir fried cauliflower dish that creates a great texture, just like oven-roasted. It uses a pungent, savory, and slightly sweet sauce to bring out the greatness of the cauliflower. Hop over to Vitamin Sunshine to learn the Chinese cooking technique known as dry-frying!

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Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry
 
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • 1 small head (400 grams / 14 ounces) cauliflower
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoon peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 teaspoon whole Sichuan peppercorn
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 large piece ginger, sliced into strips
  • 5 dried chili peppers
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Cut cauliflower into bite-sized florets and rinse with tap water. Drain and set aside.
    Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry Cooking Process | omnivorescookbook.com
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a wok over medium high heat until hot. Add cauliflower. Stir and cook until the cauliflower is charred on the surface and almost cooked through, about 4 minutes. If the wok gets too hot, turn to medium heat. You should hear a vibrant sizzling during the cooking, but without burning the cauliflower. Transfer cauliflower to a plate.
    Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry Cooking Process | omnivorescookbook.com Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry Cooking Process | omnivorescookbook.com
  3. Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil into the same wok and turn to low heat. Add Sichuan peppercorn. Stir and cook until fragrant and the peppercorn turns dark brown, about 1 minute. Scoop out peppercorns and discard them.
    Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry Cooking Process | omnivorescookbook.com Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry Cooking Process | omnivorescookbook.com
  4. Add garlic, ginger, and dried chili peppers into the wok (for extra spiciness, break the chili peppers apart by hand before adding them). Stir a few times until fragrant.
    Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry Cooking Process | omnivorescookbook.com
  5. Add cauliflower back into wok and turn to medium high heat (or high heat for electric stove). Swirl in light soy sauce and sprinkle the sugar and salt over the cauliflower. Stir to mix well, for about 30 seconds. Turn to lowest heat. Taste the cauliflower (be careful, it’s hot) and adjust the seasoning as needed, by adding a bit more salt, and mix well again.
    Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry Cooking Process | omnivorescookbook.com Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry Cooking Process | omnivorescookbook.com
  6. Transfer to a plate and serve warm as a side dish.

The nutrition facts are calculated based on 1 of the 4 servings generated by this recipe.

Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry Nutrition Facts | omnivorescookbook.com

 

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8 thoughts on “Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry

  1. [email protected] Eats

    YES! This is how to make cauliflower interesting to me – stuff cauliflower rice or cauliflower crust pizza, THIS is cauliflower at its best! Loaded with flavours!!

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  2. [email protected]

    What a delicious way to prepare cauliflower, I’ll be trying this soon.

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  3. Amy Tong

    Love your healthy and flavorful dish! 🙂 I adore cauliflower and spicy food…but somehow never thought of combining the two! hahaha…Thanks for sharing this great idea.

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  4. Stuart

    Had this as a side last night: quick to prepare and brings a healthy spicy dish to the table. Will definitely do again.

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    1. Maggie Post author

      Hi Rob, thank you for trying out this recipe! I posted it long time ago and almost forgot about it! It’s a very famous Sichuan dish in China, but I slightly adapted it into a vegetarian recipe. The original dish has bacon in it and tastes even better 🙂

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