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general tsos cauliflower

General Tso’s Cauliflower

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Entree, Main
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Healthier Chinese Food! Battered and baked cauliflower florets tossed in a spicy-sweet General Tso’s Sauce. Recipe inspired by Pinch of Yum


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Entree, Main
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner, Entree, Main
  • Cuisine: Chinese
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Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets, stem removed
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk or almond milk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs (see above; use homemade gluten-free or store bought gluten-free crumbs for GF version)
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat (or regular flour- use gluten-free flour for GF version)
  • 1 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce or Tamari
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 3 tbsp. hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp. corn starch
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 tbsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the milk, breadcrumbs and flour in separate shallow bowls.
  3. One at a time, dip the cauliflower floret into the flour, then milk, and then the panko breadcrumbs.
  4. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes until golden brown.
  5. While the cauliflower is cooking, whisk together the water, soy sauce, apricot jam, hoisin, cornstarch, and vinegar.
  6. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add in the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes and stir until fragrant.
  7. Whisk in the soy sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until thickened, about 5-7 minutes.
  8. Remove cauliflower from oven and coat with sauce.
  9. Serve with brown rice and garnish with sesame seeds and/or scallions.

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