GENERAL TSO’S CAULIFLOWER

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head organic cauliflower, rinsed and cut into florets
  • 1/3 cup organic corn flour
  • salt, to taste
  • crushed black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups or enough sunflower / coconut oil for deep frying
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 tbsp crushed red chilies
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp shaohsing rice wine / Chinese cooking wine ( for Gluten Free Option, use Sherry Vinegar or you can skip it too)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp organic ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallion, for garnish

 

Directions:

  1. Toss the cauliflower with the corn flour, salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a deep wok / pan and fry the cauliflower in a couple of batches, till crispy. Drain and keep aside. Fry the already fried cauliflower another time and drain again on paper towels.
  2. In another deep pan or a wok, heat the grapeseed oil and add the garlic to it. Once the garlic starts browning a little, add the ginger, red chilies, brown sugar, shaohsing wine, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and ketchup. Whisk away till they all mix well together and the sugar melts. It should become a sticky, glazed sauce. Check for salt and add more if needed.
  3. Toss the fried cauliflower in this while on low heat. Switch off heat, garnish with scallions and serve immediately.

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