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roasted cauliflower with orange sauce

Roasted Cauliflower with Orange Sauce

Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 34 mins
Servings 2 servings



  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2-3/4 cup orange sauce

Orange Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable or grapeseed oil
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp ginger
  • 1/2 cup orange zest
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 3/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or sake
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • parsley, cilantro, hot sauce, or peanuts for garnish



  • Preheat oven to 550°.
  • Chop the cauliflower into bite-sized florets & place on a large baking sheet. Toss with 4 Tbsp olive oil, the salt & pepper.
  • Put the coated cauliflower in the preheated oven & turn on the broiler. Broil until the top side is browned,7-8 minutes. Flip & roast until the other side is browned,3-4 minutes.
  • Heat the orange sauce until hot but not bubbling.
  • Remove cauliflower from the oven. Pour sauce over the cauliflower & toss to coat well. Garnish with the parsley, cilantro, hot sauce, or peanuts. Serve.

Orange Sauce

  • Add all ingredients EXCEPT oil, garlic & ginger to a bowl & stir until cornstarch is combined.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan until warm. Add garlic & ginger. Cook until you smell a strong fragrance.
  • Mix bowl ingredients again to completely dissolve the cornstarch. Pour it into the pan. Cook & stir until the sauce thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Transfer into a bowl to cool immediately. After it cools, transfer to an airtight jar if you are not using it right away. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 3 months.


Recipe from Omnivores Cookbook.
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