Orange Glazed Roasted Cauliflower & Carrots With Cashew Nuts

Yesterday I made an orange sauce in anticipation of the cauliflower I was planning to roast today.

Ginger paste, garlic paste and orange zest (preserved in turbinado sugar) were first into the pot with toasted sesame oil. This would have been the ideal time to add star anise and whole allspice. Those spices were added later as an afterthought.

orange sauce

orange sauce

 

After a minute or two I added frozen orange juice concentrate.

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Honey*, white balsamic vinegar, a splash of water and a couple splashes of my homemade “mushroom ketchup” were then added.

*Agave nectar could have been used to keep it vegan.

 

orange sauce

orange sauce

 

To the simmering sauce I stirred in a slurry of cornstarch and water.

At this point I realized I would have liked to have added whole allspice and star anise at the very beginning. While the sauce was still hot on the stove I threw in a star anise and powdered allspice (I didn’t have the whole berries). The finished orange sauce was kept in a jar in the refrigerator until time to use it.

orange sauce

 

Cauliflower and carrots were tossed with olive oil, kosher salt and pepper.

orange sauce

 

The vegetables were spread on a tray and put into a 425ºF oven to roast.

orange sauce

 

When the vegetables were beginning to get soft I transferred them back into the bowl along with whole raw cashew nuts and tossed them with the orange sauce until well coated.

orange sauce

orange sauce

orange sauce

 

The cauliflower, carrots and cashews were again spread on the baking tray and returned into the oven until done.

orange sauce

orange sauce



 


7 thoughts on “Orange Glazed Roasted Cauliflower & Carrots With Cashew Nuts

  1. I inadvertently “roasted” some broccoli last night. I was reheating previously loved broccoli, and it roasted itself a bit. Not my desired result, but the taste was okay. Probably was no darker than your roasted cauliflower, so maybe I just discovered a new method!

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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  2. I know Cauliflower isn’t for everyone, but I love it and this looks so great – and with ginger and cashews must give it that nice flavor and a little crunchy – yes? thank you for sharing, I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing the receipe!!

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  3. Can’t wait to try this recipe! I love to roast veggies and the combination of cauliflower and carrots is a favorite of mine! I’m sure the bit of sweetness from the orange glaze and the nutty crunch from the cashews makes this a perfect dish!

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