Roasted Honey Garlic Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower is kicked up a notch with the addition of this addicting honey garlic sauce.

The other day, Mr. K told me he preferred eating cauliflower over chicken. This can only mean one of three things.

1. I’ve finally won him over with all my cauliflower creations.

2. He’s been abducted by aliens and no longer himself.

I’ve had a lot of fun with my cauliflower creations, but honestly, my favorite way to eat it is just simply roasted with some seasoning.

So, the day officially arrived. The day that I’ve been dreading all summer and secretly wishing would take a reaaaaaally long time to come. The day that actually seems to have come within the blink of an eye. The start beginning of my 5-week, accelerated summer chemistry course. Ew…I know.

Yesterday was my first day back and I couldn’t help but have a million thoughts circle around my mind as I sat at my desk. Thoughts like:

What was I thinking taking a 5 week chemistry course in the summer?
What was I actually thinking taking this class….at night
Was I actually in the right state of mind when I signed up for class?
I want food
Guys, chemistry class is i-n-t-e-n-s-e and it’s already making me feel a mixture of happy, sad, crazy, clueless, hangry….the list goes on. Basically, feelings that need to be treated with a hefty dose of comfort food. Comfort food in the form of a warm bowl of Baked Honey Garlic Cauliflower maybe? 🙂

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 c. panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite-size florets
  • 1/3 c. honey
  • 1/3 c. soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 2 tsp. corn starch
  • 1/4 c. Sliced scallions

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and cauliflower, toss until fully coated. Set up a dredging station: In one bowl, add panko breadcrumbs and in another bowl whisk eggs and add 2 tablespoons water. Dip cauliflower in beaten eggs, then panko until fully coated. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and season generously with salt and pepper. Bake until golden and crispy, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water, until the cornstarch dissolves completely. Set aside. Combine soy sauce, honey, garlic, lime juice and Sriracha in a small saucepan over medium heat. When the mixture reaches a boil, reduce heat and add the cornstarch mixture. Bring to simmer again and cook until sauce thickens, about 2 minutes.
  4. Toss cooked cauliflower in sauce until evenly coated. Return the cauliflower to baking sheet and broil for 2 minutes.
  5. Garnish with scallions.

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