Friday, February 24, 2017

Saucy Cauliflower

I had a little bit of cauliflower left over from my BBQ cauliflower wing experiment, and a tiny bit of hoisin sauce, and a little bit of this gyoza dipping sauce from Trader Joe's, so I decided to make a kind of sesame garlic cauliflower type dish. It turned out better than I expected, especially considering that it was made out of a little of this, and a dash of that. When I was a kid I pretty much barfed at the idea of cauliflower. My mom and I had many blow out fights over me not wanting to eat it, so it's kind of funny that I choose to eat it now. I still can't stand the thought of it steamed, or plain but as long as it's baked in a delicious sauce I'm all about it!
This is the gyoza sauce. If you haven't tried it, I really recommend it. It's a little sweet, a little sour, and a little spicy. It is so much more than just a dipping sauce. It has garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar. It's liquid gold really. I actually forgot it was in my fridge, I'm glad I got the craving and went foraging through my condiments!
I practically licked my plate clean it was that good! I sprinkled some crushed red pepper on the cauliflower for the last five minutes of baking and it was perfection! I always have to have that extra spice!
One thing I've learned about making cauliflower wings, or General Tso's cauliflower is once you have dipped the cauliflower in whatever sauce you're using, turn the heat down a little. When I'm baking it with the batter, I usually bake it at 400 degrees, and once it's sauced 350. I find the sauce almost burns when the heat is too high. Also, if you have a Trader Joe's near you, they have the best price for cauliflower. Most groceries price it per pound, and cauliflower is heavy so you can end up paying four or five dollars for a head, where as Trader Joe's just charges a flat price for the head. At my Trader Joe's it's like $1.79 for non organic and two something for organic.
Here's Kanye caught red pawed working on opening my bathroom cabinet. She loves to steal my toothbrush and chap stick. I find them all over my apartment! I also like to put post it notes on the mirror, and those never last very long!!
Happy Friday!


  1. Yum! Looks like I'll need to grab a bottle of that sauce next time I'm in Nashville (the nearest city with a Trader Joe's). I love cauliflower all kinds of ways, but roasted is my fave.

  2. That sauce sounds great! I'm all about sauces, dips, spreads!