Recipe: Korean fried cauliflower from The Cheesecake Factory

Spicy, crunchy, vegetarian “wings” are on the menu with this brilliant recipe

Recipe: Korean fried cauliflower from The Cheesecake Factory

Fancy serving up something a little bit different for dinner? These gorgeous and entirely vegetarian cauliflower wings coated in a spicy Korean sauce will have you picking and finger lickin’ away like nobody’s business.

Courtesy of The Cheesecake Factory, this recipe requires a few exotic ingredients you may not have in your cupboard right now, but get your hands on them you must, because these spicy cauliflower florets are brilliant.

Servings: 2

2 cups cauliflower florets, cut into 3/4in to 1in pieces (100g)
4 tsps. rice flour
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp coarse salt
Pinch of ground black pepper
1/2 cup rice flour batter(170g)
1/2 cup Korean chile sauce (125mls, recipe below)
1/2 tsp. green onions, sliced 1/8”
1/8 tsp. lime zest, minced
1/8 tsp sesame seeds
1 wedge lime, wedge
2 fz. ranch dressing (60ml)

1 Place the cauliflower pieces, rice flour, baking powder, salt and pepper (pinch) into a small mixing bowl and toss to incorporate. Do not discard any excess flour.

2 Ladle the rice flour batter into the bowl and fold to incorporate.

3 Fry the cauliflower pieces at 350-degrees until golden brown and crispy (approximately four mins.). Drain over the fryer and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.

4 Heat the Korean chile sauce in a non-stick sauté pan set over medium heat and bring to a simmer.

5Add the cauliflower into the pan, tossing to incorporate.

6 Mound the cauliflower into a bowl.

7 Sprinkle the green onion, lime zest and sesame seeds evenly over the cauliflower.

8 Sprinkle the lime zest evenly over the cauliflower.

9 Ladle the ranch dressing into a small dish and serve on the side with the lime wedge.

Korean Chile Sauce

1/2 cup Kalbi sauce* (275ml)
1/4 cup honey (85ml)
2 tbsp kecap manis (Sweet Soy Sauce)
3 tbsp. Korean chile paste (Gochujang)
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
1 tbsp ginger, peeled, minced
1 tbsp. granulated sugar
2 tsp. apple vinegar
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 tsp. sriracha

1 Place all ingredients into a blender and process until incorporated and smooth, scraping the sides occasionally to ensure even blending.

2 Transfer into a storage container until needed.

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