Cauliflower Curry with Crab, Corn, Carrots and Cilantro

It wasn’t until I had all the veggies steaming in the microwave that I noticed the alliteration, honest! Yet another case of steamed veggies plus a little protein transformed by a Thai sauce, in this case a yellow peanut sauce. I have always liked Pollack, a creamy white fish, ever since I grilled a fresh one caught a few hours earlier on a trip to the West of Ireland many years ago. Imitation crabmeat (surimi) is made from Pollack, and although it doesn’t have the same creamy quality of the fresh fish, and doesn’t really improve by being made to do crab impressions, it does make a good addition to a stir-steam like this one.

Cauliflower Curry with Crab, Corn, Carrots and Cilantro

Cauliflower Curry with Crab, Corn, Carrots and Cilantro
1 head cauliflower – any color you like – I used a green one
1 8 oz package flake or lump imitation crabmeat (surimi – tastes way better than it sounds!)
1 16 oz can corn kernels or mini-corn
1 large carrot, julienned
20 stems cilantro, chopped
5-6 oz (or to taste) Thai red, green, or yellow curry sauce – I use Trader Joe’s – shown here is yellow

Cut cauliflower into florets and place in a microwaveable bowl. Cover with shrinkwrap and microwave on high 10 minutes.
While cauliflower is cooking, cut up carrots and cilantro.
After 10 minutes, carefully pull back the shrinkwrap and add the carrots, drained corn, and most of the cilantro. Recover and microwave on high 5 minutes.
Open crab package, separate chunks and slice into bite-size pieces, about half-inch dice/slices.
After veggies finish cooking, again pull back shrinkwrap and add crab and Thai sauce. Mix carefully to coat the veggies with sauce. Recover, and let sit 5 minutes for flavor to permeate and crab to heat.
Drizzle a spoonful more Thai sauce over the top, or if plating, over each plate, and sprinkle with a little chopped cilantro.

Serves 4 – 240 calories per serving

1 comment to Cauliflower Curry with Crab, Corn, Carrots and Cilantro

  • William Castorena

    thanks for that dude! awesome idea and thoroughly interesting read. i been trying to convince my boys that we should have a lads curry night-in instead of going out every week, and actually did it last week. well good success it was, i can tell you! i found a tasty chicken and a few others from this curry recipe site, and even made the naan meself too. who said guys cant cook!