The Gluten Bigot: Spicy Garlicy Cauliflower Goodness

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Spicy Garlicy Cauliflower Goodness

A few months ago my husband brought me to Buddahkan, where I enjoyed a really nice cauliflower dish which they cooked for me with oil and chili flakes. It was spicy and divine. I swore I would dupe it at home, but alas, I was a bit lazy. In need of easy lunches to grab and eat for work (which are also good for me), I finally went for it and make it on my own.

It's so easy to make. I started with a 1.5-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive and threw in about a teaspoon of chili flakes. I let it sit for a few hours so the oil would absorb some of the spiciness from the get go. Ideally this would sit out overnight, however the six or so hours I left it did the trick.

When it was time to cook it I chopped up an entire head of cauliflower (they call it a head right?). Then in a large frying pan (a wok would do nicely here as well), I put in the chili marinated oil with the chilis and a couple teaspoons of chopped garlic (2 garlic cloves press would do nicely). I heated the over a high heat oil with the garlic and chili so it would absorb the favor. Before the garlic burned, I added in all the cauliflower and stirfried it for about 10 minutes until the cauliflower was nice and cooked. 

The results were delicious! It made about 4-5 servings. Super easy to grab, has a good fat in it. What's not to love. 

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