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Saturday 7 February 2015

Easy Roasted Cauliflower Stir Fry With Pork

Have you been to Beijing recently? If you have, you may well have had this lovely dish, or something quite similar. But if like me you haven't, not to worry, you can try it at home. The slightly crispy, saucy, spicy cauliflower and pork are so good together - I hope you enjoy it.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

For the pork and marinade:
½ cup sliced lean pork
2 teaspoons shaoxing wine or dry sherry
½ teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch

For the rest of the dish:

One medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets
Salt and pepper
6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
6 dried red chilies, halved
6 slices ginger
2 scallions/spring onions cut into large pieces
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons shaoxing wine or dry sherry
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark soy sauce


Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Combine the pork with the marinade ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. On a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread out the cauliflower in a single layer and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast until crisp and golden, about 20 minutes. Stir the cauliflower halfway through baking.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in your wok over medium heat. Add the garlic, chilies, and ginger, and cook for about 2 minutes, making sure they don’t burn. Turn up the heat to high, add the pork, and cook until browned.

Stir in the cauliflower (keep the heat on high), and cook for a minute. Add the scallion, sesame oil, wine, and the soy sauces. Season with additional salt if needed. Cover the lid and bring everything to a simmer. Uncover, give everything another stir, and serve.

Some will serve it over rice, but as most who read recipe's here are living the LCHF lifestyle perhaps a small serving of cauliflower rice or some fine green beans would be nice?

As always if you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugar numbers test is best i.e. check/use your meter.

The original recipe idea and a step by step guide can be found here it's really useful.

All the best Jan.

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