Let me just say this….this Spicy Siracha Cauliflower is by far the best cauliflower I have ever eaten. I love cauliflower and am always looking for the interesting recipes. This one I found on Pioneer Woman. Rae was right, once you’ve tried it you’ll put this recipe into heavy rotation. After the first time I made it, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Seriously, it was that good. I was obsessed. My husband likes to have a variety of dishes, so unfortunately there was no way I could just make it again the next day, although I was dying to. I waited a week… It was a long week….
If you haven’t already guessed it, I’m a huge food lover; but I can totally eat the same dish over and over until I’m bored. If I could, I would eat this Spicy Siracha Cauliflower several days on a row. It’s a weird character trait of mine, but I’ve had it ever since I can remember. Once, when I was in my early teens, I was obsessed with mashed potatoes with sour cream and butter. I wanted to eat it every day. But this wasn’t as bad as my french toast phase when I was in high school. It may be difficult to explain as the American school system is totally different, but my class in high school (which consisted of about 25 people, but my year had 4 or 5 classes like this) had something like a major – which was the history of the cinema. It was a very cool concept. We were watching old and new movies. We learned about the history of cinematography and were writing screenplays as homework. One time we attended a special screening of the movie ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ and I’m pretty sure that everyone from my class remembers how pivotal a role French Toast played. It was many years ago so I don’t remember it as vividly, but I do remember that the father during the divorce learned how to make French Toast. The first time he made it he broke the bread and tried to soak it in a coffee mug. However, by the end of the movie he was real pro and his toast looked amazing. Anyhow, the first thing I wanted to do after that movie was to try French Toast. I went to the store, got white bread, eggs and milk, and I was making French Toast every day 3x a day for a long while! That’s how obsessed I was. Now, you may be able to better understand why I wanted to have this Spicy Siracha Cauliflower every day. I know these are ridiculous obsessions.
And the funny thing is that when I was a kid, I didn’t even like the cauliflower. At some point in my life I figured out why. The Polish cuisine has a tendency to overcook vegetables. So this cauliflower was not only mushy but was also covered with breadcrumbs soaked in butter. The breadcrumbs were not crunchy; it was just mush on top of the mush. When I finally tried a perfectly cooked cauliflower, I couldn’t believe that there was actually a time when I hated this white beauty. A lot has changed since my last mush on mush experience and I absolutely adore cauliflower. Stay tune for more dishes 🙂
Spicy Siracha Cauliflower
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 2 tablespoon of ghee or butter
- 2 gloves of garlic , minced
- 2-3 tablespoon of soy sauce
- 1 whole lime , juiced
- 2 whole green onions , sliced
- 1 tablespoon of siracha (or more if you want it spicier)
Break the cauliflower into small florets
Heat up ghee or butter
Add cauliflower and cook so it can get browned around for 3-5 minutes
Lower the heat, add garlic and cook for about 1 minute
Add soy sauce, lime juice and half of the green onions
Stir and cook for another minute
Add hot sauce and stir it until incorporated
Serve immediately and sprinkle the remaining of the green onions
Recipe NotesThere are few little changes that I made to Pioneer Woman recipe:
1. I used ghee (or butter) instead of oil as cauliflower soaks it and the smell of buttered cauliflower is unbelievable.
2. I also didn't add garlic right away as I didn't want it to get burn, so I started with just the cauliflower and once it was almost done I added garlic and let it cook for 1 minute.
3. I added a little bit more soy sauce that 2 tablespoons but it's up to your taste.