Think cauliflower is boring? Dress it up in a quick panko coating and sticky Asian-style sauce and I promise your mind will be changed! I give to you, Sticky Orange Cauliflower!
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Sticky Orange Cauliflower

Think cauliflower is boring? Dress it up in a quick panko coating and sticky Asian-style sauce and I promise your mind will be changed! I give to you, Sticky Orange Cauliflower!
Course Main Dishes, Side Dishes
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword cauliflower fakeout, orange cauliflower
Diet Dairy-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion Birthdays, Game Day
Time 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 361kcal
Author Sarah Bond

Ingredients

Crispy Cauliflower

  • ½ head cauliflower
  • ½ cup flour 60 g
  • 2 large eggs whisked
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 50 g
  • ¼ tsp each salt and pepper

Sticky Orange Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil 15 mL
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • cup orange juice 160 mL
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar 60 mL
  • ¼ cup honey 60 mL
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce 30 mL
  • 2 Tbsp orange zest
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 Tbsp cold water

Instructions

  • Prep: Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Arrange workspace, placing flour, egg, and panko in separate bowls. Mix salt and pepper into panko.
  • Shake & Bake: Cut cauliflower into bite-sized florets. Working in batches, coat the florets in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs. Set on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until crispy.
  • Sauce: Set a small saucepan over medium heat and add the sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. Cook for 2 minutes, until fragrant, then add remaining “Sauce” ingredients except the cornstarch mixture. Whisk to combine and bring to a simmer. While whisking, slowly pour in the cornstarch mixture. It should thicken quite quickly; if not, continue simmering until thick.
  • Assemble: Drizzle sauce over the baked cauliflower and gently toss to evenly coat. Serve cauliflower over warm rice or quinoa.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 61.1g | Protein: 9.4g | Fat: 8.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 390mg | Fiber: 3.3g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3.2mg