Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with
Ginger Scallion Dressing
One Of The Most Popular Vegetables
With A Traditional Chinese Twist



If you have tried my other recipe, simply sauteed broccoli, I am sure you will love this one, too.

The main difference of these 2 recipes is the dressing.  This recipe has a very traditional Chinese ginger scallion dressing to give it a punch on the flavor.

Simply Sautéed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing, you will not believe how flavorful this combination is.  If you still hesitate of trying cauliflower, you must try this.

Prep Time: 10-15 Minutes   Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes   Serving: 4-6

My Childhood Story of Scallion

Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing - Chinese call Scallion Chinese call Scallion "Chung" which have the same pronunciation of "clever"

Did I say traditional?  In fact, this is like a everyday dressing to Chinese. 

When I was a kid, I couldn’t stand the texture of scallion.  I still remember my mom kept telling us, “Eating ‘Chung’ (both "Scallion" and "Clever" have the same pronunciation in Chinese) makes you smarter.”  I guess when mom told you something repetitively, you finally would fall for it.  Next, my acceptance of scallion texture hit me hard.  I am addicted to this dressing that I could put it in any dish.  And I mean any....

Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing
One Of The Most Popular Vegetables
With A Traditional Chinese TwistPacking this for my lunch

Fresh Ginger vs Ginger Powder

Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing - Replacing fresh ginger with ginger powder for this traditional Chinese dressing is perfectly fineReplacing fresh ginger with ginger powder for this traditional Chinese dressing is perfectly fine

Fresh ginger is difficult to find in my area, except driving an hour going to the Chinese store to buy it.  Therefore, I used ginger powder.  But if you have fresh ginger on hand, feel free to grate 1-2 tsp for this dressing.

Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with
Ginger Scallion Dressing Recipe

Ingredients

2 Heads Cauliflower (cut into florets)
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Water

Dressing

1 bunch Scallions (chopped)
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Canola Oil

  1. Transfer cauliflower into a big deep skillet
  2. Top the vegetables with salt, extra virgin olive oil and water (in this order)
  3. Turn heat to high and cover with lid
  4. Cook about 4-7 minutes until steam is pushing the lid
  5. Stir and continue cooking uncovered until crisp tender
  6. Transfer to serving plate
  7. In a small skillet, add 1 cup of Canola Oil with high heat
  8. While waiting, combine the rest of dressing ingredients and seasoning into a heat resistant bowl
  9. When you see bubbles are coming up in the oil, turn off heat
  10. As much as you can to stretch out your arm to stand back while you are holding the handle of the skillet to pour the hot oil into scallion mixture
  11. You will hear a lot of sizzling sound (yes, it is music to your ear.  I l.o.v.e. it!!!!)
  12. Stir well to combine dressing
  13. Serve ginger scallion dressing along with cauliflower or add on top of vegetables


Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing - Add cauliflower florets in a cold, big and deep skillet/Dutch ovenAdd cauliflower florets in a cold, big and deep skillet/Dutch oven
Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing - Add salt, oil, water and cover to cook at high heatAdd salt, oil, water and cover to cook at high heat
Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing - Cook about 4-7 minutes until steam is pushing the lidCook about 4-7 minutes until steam is pushing the lid
Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing - Stir and continue cooking uncovered until crisp tenderStir and continue cooking uncovered until crisp tender
Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing - Chop a bunch of scallion which is about 6-8 of themChop a bunch of scallion which is about 6-8 of them
Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing - Add the rest of dressing ingredients, i.e. salt and ginger powderAdd the rest of dressing ingredients, i.e. salt and ginger powder
Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing - Heat 1 cup Canola Oil at high heat until it bubblesHeat 1 cup Canola Oil at high heat until it bubbles
Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing - Stand back while you are holding the handle of the skillet to pour the hot oil into scallion mixtureStand back while you are holding the handle of the skillet to pour the hot oil into scallion mixture
Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing - Stir to combineStir to combine
Simply Sauteed Cauliflower with Ginger Scallion Dressing - Add dressing on top of cauliflower or serve along the vegetablesAdd dressing on top of cauliflower or serve along the vegetables

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