Everything about my spicy satay cauliflower bites screams sensory heaven. It’s nutty, sticky, spicy and tangy. The glorious flavours of this Asian inspired sauce will make your taste buds come alive!
The way in which the cauliflower absorbs these flavours makes this match a totally scrummy experience. It can be tweaked for vegans too as listed in the ingredients below. I hope you enjoy making and eating this as much as I do!
1 medium cauliflower broken in to bite size pieces
For the marinade:
Juice of one lemon or lime
Additional wedges of lemon or lime for serving plus for the dip
1 tbsp peanut butter (crunchy or smooth)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey (vegan options: agave or maple syrup)
1 coconut oil
2 hot red Chillis
3 cm ginger
2 cloves garlic (peeled)
2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp of chopped coriander
1/4 large tub of natural yoghurt (vegan options: soy or rice yoghurt)
2 tsp of tahini
Squeeze of lemon juice
3 mint leaves (chopped)
3 cm chunk of finely chopped cucumber
How to make Lou’s spicy satay cauliflower bites:
🌶️Heat oven to 190 c or gas mark 5
🌶️Break your cauliflower into bite-size pieces and set aside
🌶️In a pestle & mortar or a mini blender add all the marinade ingredients and blend or pulverize into and chunky paste. Alternatively by hand, using a very sharp knife finely chop all the ingredients and mix into a bowl large enough for your cauliflower florets
🌶️Mix the marinade and cauliflower pieces in your dish coating all the pieces well, trying to get as much as possible into all the little gaps
🌶️Set aside for 15 mins to soak up that lovely spicy, tangy sauce
Make your tasty dip:
🌶️Add the natural yoghurt or vegan alternative with the lemon juice, tahini paste, mint and the finely chopped cucumber. Mix well and place in the fridge
🌶️Place a sheet of baking parchment on to an oven tray and spread the florets evenly across it
🌶️Put into the hot oven (middle shelf) and cook for 7 minutes. Then use a spatula to turn your Cauliflower bites, spooning any marinade back over. At this point, you will begin to smell how truly amazing they’ll taste!!!
🌶️Cook for a further 5 to 8 mins. It really depends on how powerful your oven is, so do watch them to avoid burning.They should be golden brown and sticky and slightly caramelised when ready
🌶️Serve in a bowl with lemon or lime wedges. Pour any juice from the baking tray back over the cauliflower in the serving bowl. Sprinkle with chopped coriander
🌶️Get your forks and enjoy the mixed flavours of the spices and the cooling dip. It’s so morish, you won’t want it to end!!
Make it a meal by adding your cooked spicy satay cauliflower bites to a pile of lovely, fluffy cardamon basmati rice (3 crushed cardamon pods placed in the boiling water with your rice when cooking). Add your dip on the side, it’s that simple.
Best eaten fresh. If you try and store this it will go soggy, so scoff it all now!
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