Take A Bite: Sesame Glazed Cauliflower & Brussels

Shalom to Shaina from Take A Bite Out of Boca – Blog! I met Shaina through BocaLocals Meatball Madness competition and today she is guest posting on my blog. Funny that I happened to be talking about brussels sprouts in my previous post (Brunch at The Federal) because Shaina chose a delicious sounding recipe below that includes them – cant wait to try it out!

Hello! Thank you so much, Holli, for inviting me to guest post on The South Florida Sage. I’m excited to share this delicious recipe for Sesame Glazed Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts with you and your readers! This makes for a great tapas-style appetizer or side dish…or, if you’re like me, you could eat a whole bowl of this as your main meal. I’ve done it once, and I’d totally do it again!

I made this dish a few months ago, as I was instantly inspired by another one of my favorite bloggers, Cupcakes and Kale Chips. The pictures looked so amazing that I ran to the kitchen immediately to whip these up. While I do love cauliflower, I absolutely ADORE the combination of cauliflower mixed with Brussels sprouts. The two go hand in hand. Like PB&J. Or chocolate and wine. It’s just…right. So this time around, I added in Brussels sprouts and it completely elevated the dish to a new level. However, I think you could put this sesame glaze on just about anything and it would taste amazing. It’s that good. Like oh-my-god-I-want-to-smother-this-on-everything good. There is just so much flavor. You have saltiness from the soy, sweetness from the honey, and spiciness from the ginger. The Big 3 S’s! Can that be a thing now? I’m making it one. You need the The Big 3 S’s in your recipe…Salty, Sweet and Spicy. And these Sesame Glazed Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts definitely do.

Sesame Glazed Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts

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1 large cauliflower head, chopped into florets
1 large bag brussels sprouts, sliced in half
1/2 cup ap flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup skim milk

For the sauce:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 scallion, sliced
Sesame seeds

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, milk and garlic powder. Add the cauliflower florets and toss until well combined. Arrange in a baking dish in a single layer. Bake for 25 minutes.

While the cauliflower florets are baking, whisk together all of the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl. Remove the cauliflower from the oven and pour the sauce over top. Toss until the cauliflower is covered in sauce. Place back into the oven and bake for another 10 minutes.

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