Sweet & Spicy Steamed Caulflower

In Global Lifestyle by Lisa Soldo-Johnson2 Comments

Cauliflower is one of those blank slate vegetables easily absorbing the complimentary flavors of sauces and spices.  This dish is one of my favorite ways to prepare cauliflower.  It steams quickly and makes a delightful addition as a side to meals, over salads, in soups, and more.
I am a fan of kitchen gadgets.  Especially when I can be hands-off during the cooking process.  A friend introduced me to this clever little electric steamer by Presto called Kitchen Kettle Multi-cooker/steamer.  It’s a steamer and a fryer in one. I love tossing a bunch of cauliflower into this steamer and in minutes; it cooks your vegetable to perfection.
If you haven’t tried Coconut Aminos yet, you are in for a treat.  M ade with Organic Coconut Blossom Nectar, Distilled Water, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, and Sea Salt, this dark liquid has a salty Unami flavor that adds a delightful flavor to any dish.   Just a few shakes of coconut aminos and a few sprinkles of red pepper flakes gives the cauliflower all its flavor.
Though this steamer makes a great addition to any kitchen, you don’t have to run out and buy a steamer to make this recipe. You can use a pan of water and a steamer inset, and in a matter of minutes, you’ll have a plate full of lightly sweet, slightly spicy, deliciously amazing cauliflower that may just become your new favorite vegetable. Simple, quick, and gone in minutes.

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Sweet & Spicy Steamed Caulflower Yum
Tender Steamed Cauliflower tossed in coconut amino's and red pepper flakes make this dish lightly sweet, slightly spicy and a perfect dish for an appetizer or meal.
Course Sides
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Sides
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Passive Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Steam the cauliflower on high heat for 7 to 9 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  2. Add the coconut amino's and red pepper flakes, tossing until well coated. Marinate the cauliflower for 10 minutes and toss one more time before serving.
Recipe Notes

Recipe by Lisa Soldo-Johnson for www.culinarybutterfly.com

Comments

    1. Author

      It’s one of my favorite quick and easy side dish recipes! It makes a great appetizer option served hot or cold too. Perfect for when you have to bring an appetizer to a gathering. I like to serve it with fish or meat but it also makes a wonderful light meal paired with grilled shrimp. You can also go the vegetarian route and top it over a bed of quinoa or couscous as well! Lot’s of ways to enjoy this dish. Thanks for your comment!

      Hugs, Lisa

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