Crispy honey lemon cauliflower, if you are looking to cooking these small wonderful florets into an amazing, delectable dish than, this is an excellent Chinese recipe made with battered fried cauliflower florets tossed in a sweet, spicy and tangy honey and lemon based sauce sprinkled with sesame seeds which is a great accompaniment that goes incredibly well with noodles or fried rice.
Attractive crunchy florets of cauliflower sautéed in a honey lemony sauce give an alluring caramelised glaze with a shine tempting our taste buds, enhancing the flavour with zest and punched up with an amalgamation of sweet and spicy savour and tang of fresh lemon juice that offers an unbelievable burst of flavours into the palate. The crispy honey lemon cauliflower tastes extremely good when eaten hot otherwise the heat softens the cauliflower and slowly the florets looses the crunchiness.
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This led to an unparalleled range of ingredients, techniques, dishes and eating styles in what could be called Chinese food, leading Chinese to pride themselves on eating a wide variety of foods while remaining true to the spirit and traditions of Chinese food culture. The Mandarin style of Chinese cooking was created almost 600 years ago. Sometimes called the food of the emperors, Mandarin cooking strives to achieve harmony through contrast, a sort of yin and yang approach to cooking that involves pairing crispy textures with smooth ones, sweet with sour, and contrasting colours and aromas.
This style of cuisine is a delight to the eyes as well as the palette. In this type of cooking, the style and flavours are intricately linked. Most dishes pair mild spices with colourful vegetables and combine with sweet & sour taste, crisp with smooth textures and enlivens with mixtures of colours and aromas. Chinese cooking encompasses thousands of sauces and condiments; their style is naturally a combination of influences from all the provinces.
Most sauces are readily available in the markets. The flavours of some of these sauces are strong while some are subtle. Ultimately they are all used to serve one purpose – to enhance the taste and tang of the dish. At the same time, it also adds a delightful individuality of its own. Chinese recipes There are a variety of Chinese dishes that are served as appetizers and main course.
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How to make Honey lemon crispy Cauliflower:
- Cauliflower florets, med sized, parboiled- 1 1/2
- cup Sesame seeds, roasted - 2 tbsp
- Spring onion greens for garnishing - 2 tbsp
- Oil for deep frying For the batter Maida - 6 tbsp
- Cornflour - 3 tbsp
- Salt - pinch
For the sauce mix
- Oil - 1 tbsp
- Garlic, finely chopped - 6 cloves
- Red chilli sauce - ½ tsp
- Green chilli sauce - 1 tbsp
- Lemon juice - ½ tsp
- Salt - to taste
- Soya sauce - 1 tsp
- Vinegar - ½ tsp
- Honey - ½ tbsp
Cut the cauliflower into small pieces and blanch in hot water or microwave them. Take a mixing bowl and add one part of corn flour and 3 parts of all-purpose flour, pinch of salt, some water and mix well to make a thick batter. Add cauliflower pieces and mix well.
Fry them on medium heat oil and remove. Take another pan and add oil. When the hot gets hot, add chopped garlic, red chilli sauce, green chilli sauce, reduce the flame and add some lime juice, salt, soya sauce, vinegar and honey. Mix well.
Transfer the crispy cauliflower pieces into the pan and toss them well in the sauce. All the pieces should be nicely coated. Add roasted sesame seeds and chopped spring onions and transfer into a plate. Honey & lemon sauce not only surprises you with a wonderful taste but is also a natural, nutrient-rich flavour that is added to hot tea or water.
Lemon pairs well with honey and works surprisingly well in savoury dishes. The sweet-sour sauce of lemon juice and honey coated, caramelised glaze on the crunchy florets with a bright garnish of sesame seeds over is refreshing and eye appealing to eyes and mouth-watering and luscious to the palate. It is an excellent contrast of flavours and colour.
This will surely be a star dish and a much loved appetizer in your next get-together. Transforming a bland cauliflower into a highly flavourful dish like this will just knock your taste buds off. Seasoned with magnificent ingredients is a kaleidoscope for the senses. The goal for preparing this superb dish is to delight all the senses, not just taste.
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