Spicy Sautéed Cauliflower with Cashews and Pineapple Gourmet Hot Sauce is a healthy, delicious and easy side dish. It is perfect to serve with poultry, seafood or meat dishes.
Cauliflower is very easy to cook. The recipes vary from baking, roasting, sautéed and even in legumes. The vegetable does not take long to cook and is even great in soups.
What is Cauliflower and how to cook it
Cauliflower is an excellent source of natural antioxidants and also contains essential vitamins. Growing up in Haiti, my parents fed us mostly cabbage, a family of the cauliflower, because in our culture it was mostly eaten in legume or stews.
In this recipe, I chose to add roasted cashews. I was channeling my Cap Haitian motherly roots by adding cashews. My mother was born and raised in Cap-Haitian, the north side of Haiti. The food culture there is a bit different from other parts of the island. Cashews are added in many of their dish, meat, chicken, fish, beverages, grains, etc.
Sautéed Cauliflower is easy to make. The first thing to do is to precook the cauliflower by steaming it using a steamer. It is best to steam the cauliflower to preserve the vitamins instead of boiling them.
After cooking the cauliflower is then added to the pan with a mixture of butter, shallots, Pineapple Gourmet Hot Sauce and cashews. The mixture is then cooked for a few minutes or until all flavors are bound together.
I added Noubess Hot and Spicy Pineapple Sauce to the recipe because I thought the flavor or the fruits and peppers would have given the cauliflower a nice aroma and taste. I was right! By the way, the lemon juice also adds a nice tangy flavor. Don’t skip it.
This recipe makes an excellent side dish. And if you are a vegan, it is even better because you can eat it by itself. Honestly, you won’t miss having meat or poultry