A bunch of crunchy fresh vegetables in a simple oyster and fish sauce marinade… This Thai cauliflower stir fry is a quick and healthy side dish!
The hubs absolutely loves Thai style vegetable dishes.
This Thai cauliflower stir fry is inspired by a dish we had back there in Thailand a few years ago. It had also chicken in it but I left that out this time, because I wanted a quick and easy vegetable side dish.
It goes extremely well with grilled fish or satay skewers as well!
I love cauliflower in stir fry.
Easy Thai Cauliflower Stir Fry Recipe
Cooking Thai is very easy to do.
Just keep the ingredients simple. because simplicity is really key in Thai cooking. The cliché less is more to put it in another way.
You can see that for the recipe below I only use a mixture of garlic, water, oyster sauce and fish sauce to stir fry the cauliflower in. It really doesn’t need any oil or butter which makes it also light and healthy! And don’t let the red chili scare you off.
It will add the necessary heat to the subtle cauliflower taste.
As a side dish for this Thai style cauliflower stir fry rice would be a good option. Or noodles.
From time to time I also like to add a handful of cashews to it for extra crunch.
Are you not able find cashews around where you live?
Or don’t you have any in your pantry at this very moment? Then a handful of salted and roasted peanuts will also do the job! Both cashews and peanuts add a deliciously creamy and earthy touch to this dish.
Do you love Asian style vegetable dishes like this?
Then you should also check out my vegetables in oyster sauce!
I wonder how this cauliflower stir fry would be…
If I added cauliflower rice instead of florets. A cauliflower rice stir fry, that sounds amazing as well!
And make a lush Are you in for more Chinese flavors?
Then I suggest you take a look at my Hong Kong style fried beans in homemmade XO sauce!
So let’s bring some Thai magic to your dinner table today.
I hope that you love this cauliflower stir fry just the way we do!
Easy Thai Cauliflower Stir Fry Recipes
Crunchy vegetables in an oyster and fish sauce marinade... a healthy side dish!
- 12,5 oz small cauliflower florets (350 g)
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh mint chopped
- 3 dried chilies (optional)
- ¼ tsp garlic powder or garlic paste
Combine the oyster sauce, fish sauce and 2 tablespoons of water in a small cup. Then put it aside until later.
- In a medium non-stick pan pour 5 tablespoons of water and the garlic powder or garlic paste.
Place the pan over high heat until boiling. Then add the cauliflower florets and dried chilies.
Stir well and let the cauliflower cook for 2 minutes. Then add the oyster sauce mixture.
Stir fry the vegetables for 4 minutes. Season with a pinch of pepper if you're not using dried chilies. The cauliflower florets have to be crunchy so don’t overcook them. Add extra water if necessary. Right in the end sprinkle with the chopped mint and cilantro.
Stir well and then check the seasoning. Add extra oyster sauce, fish sauce, pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Scoop the stir fried cauliflower on a large serving plate and drizzle with the remaining oyster marinade in the pan. Serve hot.
Where does cauliflower originally come from?
Cauliflower is native to the Mediterranean and Asia.
It was first cultivated in the Mediterranean region more than 2,000 years ago.
What Thai dishes contain cauliflower?
In Thai cuisine, cauliflower is used in dishes such as stir–fried cauliflower with chili paste, vegetable curries and spicy fried cauliflower.
It can also be added to stir fried noodle dishes, salads and soups.
Can i freeze raw cauliflower?
Yes, you can freeze raw cauliflower.
To freeze, wash and cut the cauliflower into florets and blanch them in boiling water for 2–3 minutes. Cool the florets in cold water, drain, and spread them out in a single layer on a parchment–lined baking sheet. Freeze for 4–6 hours or until completely frozen. Once frozen, transfer the florets to an airtight container or freezer bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
What is a good substitute for cauliflower?
Broccoli is similar to cauliflower in taste and texture, and can be used as a substitute in many recipes.
It is also high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it a great choice for a nutritious and delicious vegetable side dish.
Other options include Brussels sprouts, rutabaga, kohlrabi, and celeriac.