Sweet and Sour Cauliflower Bites

Recipe by Ana Ma’ilei SavioCourse: Mains, SidesCuisine: European, PasifikaDifficulty: Medium


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  • ¼ cauliflower washed and cut into small florets

  • ¼ cup corn flour

  • 1 tsp cider vinegar and 2 tbsp tomato paste

  • 3 tbsp tamari (GF soy sauce)

  • 1 clove fresh garlic grated and 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 tsp sea salt, ½ tsp cayenne pepper

  • ½ tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/4 onion, 1/4 carrot, 1/4 celery

  • 1 tin tomato pieces

  • 1 tsp fresh chilli or chilli flakes

  • 2 tbsp raw cane sugar

  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar and 3 tbsp vege oil

  • Rice to serve


  • Mix all your liquid ingredients with your cauliflower, stir together and let it marinade for 10 minutes.
  • Mix your dry ingredients together and coat each saucy floret of cauliflower with the dry mix. Ensure that all is coated evenly.
  • Deep fry at 160 degrees or bake them in the oven at 175 degrees Celsius for 10- 12 minutes until golden brown or just starting a crust on the outside.
  • Use tongs to take them out of the fryer or set them aside if they were in the oven while you start your sauce.
  • Serve with rice


  • Garnish with sesame seeds, spring onions, coconut flour or chopped coriander.
  • Can be made in bulk and frozen down once only, portion them before you freeze.

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