cooking for one // spicy cauliflower

Oh boy! Cauliflower is the new potato, friends. One of the best appetizers I have had is a Buffalo Cauliflower dish. It was beer battered cauliflower tossed in buffalo sauce and served with a dill ranch dressing for dipping. Since it was deep fried, it wasn’t the healthiest of options. However, I have a tasty side dish for you that is very similar and doesn’t involve batter or a deep fryer! If you love hot sauce, you need to make this. Did I mention this is going to be super easy and quick to make? Let’s dig in!

The first step is to wash your cauliflower. I won’t judge you if you skip this step but you should. Next, cut the cauliflower into small floret chunks. I used half a head of cauliflower. Moving on – toss the florets into a hot pan (medium/high) and then drizzle with two teaspoons of olive oil (or so – I tend to NOT measure things) – then add minced garlic! Now, mix well.

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Let the cauliflower brown up a bit, stirring often to keep it from burning and to get it evenly heated throughout. Ater three minutes or so, turn the heat down to low. On low, I let the cauliflower cook a few more minutes before adding the lime juice and soya sauce in. Use your best judgment on how much, I’d say a quarter of a lime would give you enough juice and a few dashess of soy sauce should do the trick. Continue to mix well. Once you get an even coat… add the hot sauce! How much hot sauce to add just depends on how hot you like. I did quite a bit. This adds a nice colour (and flavour!) to the dish. Continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes before serving.

Feeling fancy? Top with green onion and enjoy!

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