Hunan Cauliflower

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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Served As: Dinner, Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: American, Chinese
Recipe Taste: Salty, Sour, Spicy, Sweet, Tangy
Servings 2


  • 1 Cauliflower broken into florets medium crown
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tbsp Cornstarch
  • Sauce for
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 tsp Grated Ginger freshly
  • 4-6 Peppers cut into thirds (remove the seeds for a milder sauce) dried chile
  • 1 cup Water
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce or tamari
  • 2 tbsp Cooking dry sherry or chinese wine
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 Bell Pepper
  • 1 Bell Pepper any color (i used hal
  • 3 tbsp Cold water
  • 2 tsp Cornstarch
  • 3 Scallions chopped scallions
  • Sesame Seeds toasted
  • Red Pepper Flakes for extra hot (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 425°. Place the cauliflower into a large bag with the oil and cornstarch. Toss to coat. Arrange the cauliflower florets in an even layer in a roasting pan or oven-safe skillet.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes, until cauliflower is tender and lightly browned, flipping once about halfway through.
  • While the cauliflower bakes, make the sauce. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the garlic, ginger, and dried chile peppers. Sauté until very fragrant and the chile peppers darken, about 1 minute.
  • Add the water, soy sauce, sherry, vinegar, maple syrup, sesame oil, black pepper, and star anise. Raise heat and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and allow to simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes.
  • until the sauce has reduced by about a third, stirring occasionally. Stir in the bell pepper and allow to simmer about 5 minutes more, until the pepper is tender.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch and water, then add it to the sauce. Allow the sauce to continue simmering for a minute or two, just until it thickens up.
  • Once the cauliflower is finished baking, remove it from the oven and pour the sauce over top. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds.
  • Divide onto plates and serve with rice.
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Saba Shaikh
Saba Shaikh

hello Foodies, I m Saba Firoz Shaikh from mumbai and I'm homechef, I love to eat everything. I m here to share awesome recipes with u all.

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