Tuesday, January 14, 2014

CRISPY CAULIFLOWER AND BROCCOLI WITH ASIAN DRESSING

                                                                                                             
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It has been a good couple of weeks. I am trying to get back on track with my workouts and a good healthy diet.  I've always been consistent with workouts, in fact I can overdo a bit but the results are definitely well worth it.  Although my parents beg to differ, they hate to see the skinny me.  Food, on the other hand is something I love too much to be eating less portions and healthy all the time.  So I have to come up with tasty alternative which are liked by all.  I am so glad that my boys are into salads and smoothies.  

This was our light dinner for the day, with a cantaloupe smoothie (cantaloupe, strawberry, and coconut water).   

I know I roasted the bazookas out of the broccoli, but trust me, they tasted like they were fried. You could make a big portion of the dressing and use it as a sauce to make your favorite stir fry, or you could just use it as a dip for appetizers.


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CRISPY CAULIFLOWER AND BROCCOLI WITH ASIAN DRESSING

Ingredients:

1 whole head cauliflower 
1 whole head broccoli
2 tbsp rice flour 
2 tsp corn flour
1 tsp salt

For the Asian Dressing:
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
3 tbsp sweet chilly sauce
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp chilly flakes
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
3 stalks scallions finely chopped
1tbsp corn flour
1/2 cup water
1 tsp sesame seeds for garnishing

Method:

1. Cut the cauliflower and broccoli to big pieces and wash well and dry very well.  IT has to be very dry.
2.  Take a large bowl and add the florets in it.  Sprinkle tapioca flour, corn flour and salt evenly on top of florets.  Cover the bowl with a pate and shake it out so the flours distribute evenly.  You could also use a Ziploc to mix it in.
3.  Preheat over to 420 degrees.  Bake the florets at for 20 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned.
4.  Mix all the ingredients for the dressing until there are no lumps.  Pour in a small sauce pan and simmer it for couple of minutes or until slightly thickened. Set aside and cool.
5. Arrange the roasted florets on a flat bottomed plate, pour  pour the dressing over, and garnish with sesame seeds.
ENJOY!!

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43 comments:

Mix and Stir said...

This recipe is perfect for me! I am on a healthy diet, so not trying any junks ;)Till 31st Jan less oil, no sugar, more fiber, low carb meal, it was my first resolution for 2014! Btw, Happy New Year!

Mike @TheIronYou said...

Woman, you and I are on the exact same page (at least when it comes to cooking).
Broccoli and cauliflower with that awesome spicy dressing? I must be dreaming or something...

Monica said...

I just roasted a head of cauliflower last night - I should have thought of adding a dressing! This looks delicious and I like a kick of spice. I'm also trying to eat healthy - it takes a lot of work and creativity, doesn't it?! :)

Shema George said...

This sounds like my kind of dish.. I could eat bowls n bowls of this!!! The first picture looks very tempting !!
Happy New Year dear!

Shibi Thomas said...

Loved the 3rd set of pics!! I could eat broccoli and cauliflower in any form. Tell me about it...my parents always tell me to gain just like your parents :)

Kelly said...

This is my kind of healthy! Love the photo with the steam coming off the spoon. What a great shot!

Manasi said...

I am so making this. Love the dressing.
I have recently started liking roasted broccoli and this is perfect.

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said...

This looks so yumm....n quite coincidentally even I posted a dish with broccoli n have a pic with cauliflower n broccoli :)

Dixya said...

i love these, have not yet roasted the broccoli though. thanks for the inspiration friend.

Kitchen Riffs said...

I love both roast broccoli and cauliflower (in fact we're having roast cauliflower tomorrow). I usually use a bit of olive oil when I roast it - I should try your method. It looks really interesting. And the dressing looks wonderful! Thanks for this.

eatgood4life.blogspot.com said...

OMG the dressing recipe sounds awesome. I actually have all of the ingredients on hand and I am sure I could use it for a regular green salad. I have been eating broccoli for the longest time and lately it seems to give upset my digestive system a whole lot. I have not idea why because I love cruciferous vegetables. What a great recipe!!

Bill said...

I can so relate to getting back on the program after the holidays! I cook cauliflower and broccoli every week and I'm always looking for different ways to make it. I love the sauce that you've shared in this recipe. I'll definitely be using this one! Thanks, Ash!

Nazneen Hamilton said...

My favourite vegetables! They look awesome, all crispy and golden and with that perfect dressing, I roasted a whole head of cauliflower yesterday and then sliced it onto a salad for our dinner. I love that my kids will eat cauliflower with out fussing.

Marcie FlavortheMoments said...

Oh, these veggies look fabulous! I love roasting them until crispy, and that dressing sounds drinkable, really. :) You are eating very healthy it sounds like! I can't wait to get back to more regular workouts when I'm out of school…I really miss them!

Angie Schneider said...

A healthy and delicious side dish! Love the sauce too.

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

That dressing sounds like the perfect compliment to the roasted broccoli and cauliflower!

Joanne said...

I could make a whole lunch out of this! Love that spicy sauce.

Chitrangada said...

Yum!yum! for some unknown reasons broccoli and cauliflower both are on my favorite list. Love the spicy sauce. Tempting click of the steaming sauce dripping from the spoon.

Happy new year to you. It's my laziness that I didn't reply to anyone earlier. Sorry for that.

AdriBarr said...

Wow, that sounds SO tasty! Growing up at home my mom never served cauliflower and broccoli, so it was not until I was out on my own that I began to enjoy them. Now, I adore them! Thanks for another great way to prepare these veggies!

Shashi Charles said...

Ash - that dressing - I could just slurp it up! I adore broccoli - it is a staple at my home and love your roasted version! Now bout that smoothie - I don't think I've used coconut water before - BRILLIANT idea lady!
Hope your week is going well dear.

Anu@foodpunch said...

And yet again I just can't stop drolling over your pics.. And that dressing is such a great idea.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Scrumptious! My kind of meal.

Cheers,

Rosa

Julia | JuliasAlbum.com said...

I love cauliflower! This recipe looks like a wonderful, delicious, and healthy snack!

Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen said...

Ash, I simply must make this dish ASAP! I have both broccoli and cauliflower on hand. And...that dressing! Wow...I must make it soon. (I'm already hungry for dinner.) Cannot wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing, girl. Have a wonderful weekend! xo

farmonplate.com said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! The cauliflower and broccoli picture - wow! love it! Your asian dressing looks really tempting - I am going to try this soon!

sprinklesandsauce said...

love that crispiness!

cristina said...

Luv all the ingredients in the Asian dressing. It must smell wonderful too. Beautiful!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

The sauce sounds excellent and I love broccoli and cauliflower. So this is a perfect side veggie dish for our family! I love your action shots. So much fun to see them. :)

Helen @ Scrummy Lane said...

This is such a good idea - I love that the veggies go crispy as if they are fried - but it's actually a healthy meal!
Thanks for the idea - love it!

Asha Shivakumar said...

Thank you all for your motivational comments always.
I learn so much from all of you constantly, it's a world of inspiring, talented people out there.
Hugs.

Zainab Mansaray said...

These look delicious and I love the dressing. Your pictures are stunning as always ;)

Arthur in the Garden! said...

Yummy!

Hari Chandana said...

Amazing photography.. Awesome job :)

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...

Love the photos - love the dish and the dressing is so going to be mine!

Tanvi@SinfullySpicy said...

This looks so yummy! I think I might give broccoli another chance. I love that dressing Ash- just my kind of spicy!

Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen said...

This is such a great way to liven up those healthy veggies!

easyfoodsmith said...

I would love to serve this as an appetizer with sauce as a dip.

Katerina said...

I used to hate broccoli just any normal kid haha, now I love it! The Asian sauce gives a delicious spin to this dish! Pinned!

Daniela Grimburg said...

Cauliflower and its green cousin broccoli are one of my favorite winter veggies.
Love the way you prepared them, very inspiring recipe!

Unknown said...

This really sounds good. GREG

veganmiam.com said...

Glad to know that you had a great couple of weeks, and keep it up with the workouts, I really have to get back on that, too! My parents are very fit, they prefer to see the skinny me, but I love food way too much and I eat healthier than them! :) Roasted cauliflowers and broccoli are the best, we’ve been eating them daily with Chinese black vinegar, sesame oil and crushed chili peppers, so good...especially on rice and toasted sesame seeds!! Interesting that you added two different flours to the vegetables - did they both give a bit of texture?

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Divine! I'm loving the action shots too much :)

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies said...

Beautiful! Broccoli and cauliflower are two of my favorite veggies, so I know I would love this!

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