Recently, many have been finding out the virtues of cauliflower, natures power food. It can make many a favorite recipe healthier, and below are some favorites.
Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce
One head of Cauliflower | Onion caramelized | Garlic clove | Salt and pepper
Cook the cauliflower until soft. (steam or microwave) In a medium sauce pan, place 1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil, 1 cut up onion, and garlic to taste. Cook until the onions are brown and caramelized.
Place cauliflower, and onion mixture into a blender and blend on high until creamy and smooth. This is a great replacement for Alfredo sauce, or even to use in a healthier macaroni and cheese.
Cauliflower Orange Stir Fry
4 Cups cauliflower florets | Salt and Pepper | 2 Tablespoons soy sauce | 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar | 2/3 cup potato starch | 1 cup diced bell pepper, multi colored | 1 Tablespoon Coconut oil for frying
Honey Orange Sauce
2 teaspoons grated ginger | 2 garlic cloves minced | 1 Cup chicken broth | 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice | 1/4 cup honey
In a bowl stir together cauliflower florets with salt and pepper, soy sauce and vinegar.
Place potato starch in a shallow bowl or plate. Lift cauliflower florets out of marinade (reserve for sauce) and toss in starch until coated. Shake off excess.
Heat oil on medium-high heat. Fry cauliflower in portions not to overcrowd the pan until lightly browned, then transfer to paper towel to absorb excess oil.
In a sauté pan heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Lightly sauté diced bell peppers for a few minutes, then set aside.
Add ginger and garlic to the pan and sauté quickly until fragrant. Add chicken broth, orange juice, honey and reserved soy sauce marinade and stir to combine.
Keep cooking sauce until it reduces and thickens to a syrup-like consistency.
Add fried cauliflower and diced bell pepper to reduced sauce and toss to coat. Serve with steamed rice, sprinkled with green onion and sesame. YUM!