Sesame Cauliflower

Sesame Cauliflower created by twissis

Another simple, delicious, Chinese vegetable dish from The Key to Chinese Cooking

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  • Separate the cauliflower into flowerets, trimming overly long stems. Leave the smaller ones intact; cut the larger ones in half so they're all about the same size. Rinse and drain. (But do not dry -- you want some moisture on the cauliflower.).
  • Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat until hot; turn heat to medium. Add the oil, swirl and heat for about 15 seconds.
  • Add the flowerets; stir quickly to coat them with oil, then sprinkle in the salt and stir briefly.
  • Add the stock, making sure all of the stems are down in the liquid. When it boils, cover and simmer vigorously for 5 to 10 minutes (depending on the size of your flowerets) until tender.
  • In the meantime, slice the scallions thinly.
  • Uncover the cauliflower, turn heat high and stir gently but rapidly until there is just a little foaming liquid in the skillet. Toss in the scallions; add the teaspoon of sesame oil. Stir gently to distribute scallions and sesame oil throughout.
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  1. Dr. Jenny
    This makes for a tasty, easy side dish to an Asian main dish. I served with a seared Ahi tuna with wasabi sauce and it paired quite nicely. I used toasted sesame oil, otherwise, I did not change the recipe a bit. This one is a keeper. Thanks!
  2. weekend cooker
    What a wonderful way to prepare cauliflower. I too, let the cauliflower brown a bit, and used a 1/4 cup yellow onion, and added a bit of sesame seeds. A very appealing dish, for someone who needs a quick dish. A great flavorful dish. A keeper here. Made for PRMR tag.
  3. GaylaV
    What a great way to prepare cauliflower. I am always happy to find a recipe that uses Sesame Oil, love it. My husband isn't as crazy about it but still enjoyed the dish. I toasted some sesame seeds and sprinkled them over the finished dish which made it look very nice. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for Spring PAC 2009.
  4. twissis
    Made for the *Best of 2008* cookbook game as a prize, this easy-fix & flavorful recipe + another from the game saved my butt when I had only 5 hrs notice of a guest for dinner. I subbed leek for the scallions, otherwise made as written & topped it w/a scant sprinkle of sesame seeds & parsley (mainly to add color for the pic). Like other reviewers, I also cooked the cauliflower in the oil till just starting to brown a bit. Thx for posting this great cauliflower recipe for us. *Mjog gott blomkal* (very good cauliflower in Icelandic) per my DH & guest. :-)
  5. twissis
    Sesame Cauliflower Created by twissis

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