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General Tso Cauliflower

Create this veggie-forward version of restaurant-inspired General Tso Cauliflower right at home. A variety of herbs, spices and other simple come together to build deliciously Asian-inspired flavour throughout the dish.
30 min
PREP TIME
30 min
COOK TIME
370
CALORIES
16
INGREDIENTS
6
Servings

INGREDIENTS

Preparation

  • 1 Cut cauliflower into bite sized florets. Set aside.
  • 2 Prepare the batter. In medium bowl combine flour, 2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine. Add milk and whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  • 3 Prepare the sauce. In a medium pot, heat sesame oil. Stir-fry garlic and crushed red pepper until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add ginger and stir-fry 30 seconds. Add stock, soy sauce, orange juice and honey. Bring to a boil. In a small bowl, combine remaining 2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch and 2 tbsp (30 mL) water. Slowly add to the sauce, whisking constantly. Return to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, prepare the cauliflower. Fill a large skillet with enough oil to fully submerge cauliflower. Heat oil to 350-375˚F (180-190˚C). Add cauliflower florets to batter and toss to coat. Working in batches, drop cauliflower into hot oil one piece at a time and fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer fried cauliflower to bowl and toss with sauce. Serve over rice and garnish with thinly sliced green onion and sesame seeds.
  • 5 Test Kitchen Tip:
    • For a healthier option, bake the cauliflower instead of frying: combine 1 cup (250 mL) flour, 1 tsp (5 mL) salt, 2 eggs, and ¾ cup (175 mL) milk. Coat cauliflower in batter, place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake in a 425˚F (220˚C) oven for 30 minutes, turning half way.

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