So what do sun-shining days in the garden normally bring?! Outdoor BBQ food and if your a veggie, it is often veggie sausages and veggie burgers. This year I am ringing the changes with these Buffalo Cauliflower Wings aka Hot and Spicy Cauliflower Florets. I've been wanting to make these for a long long while. These Buffalo Cauliflower Wings did not disappoint, they were awesome. Really finger licking, that is if your happy to eat these with your fingers as I am.
You can use a ready made BBQ sauce or a bottled hot sauce. I've actually used Sriracha sauce here. Some of you will know that I love the Sriracha sauce and I mean love the stuff I even douse it on my oven baked chips! It was introduced to me by a Malay student when I was at Glasgow University all those years ago. These cauliflower florets are proper hot, not for chilli wimps.
D loved them also and said it reminded him of his time in the United States of America with friends eating Chicken Wings with Blue Cheese Dip. He complimented that these were a fantastic substitute for those who are vegan. I will so be making these again, I think this is the recipe that has made me really really appreciate Cauliflower.
These red hot spicy Cauliflower florets are perhaps my favourite grub at the moment and I am hoping to pick up more cauliflower tomorrow, so that I can make them again. I am sharing this recipe with Choclette who now blogs at Tin and Thyme. She is hosting The Cool Cauliflower Collection with Karen of Lavender and Lovage.
Spicy Hot Cauliflower Wings
1 x medium cauliflower, broken or chopped into bite size florets, rinsed
1/2 pint milk or vegan soy alternative
140g plain flour
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Salt to taste
180ml hot sauce (I used Sriracha sauce) or BBQ sauce of your choice
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
Preheat oven to gas mark 4/180oc
In a bowl, pour the milk and then add the flour, garlic and onion powder and salt to taste and whisk until well combined. Set aside for 30 minutes.
Then stir in the cauliflower and coat well.
Transfer to a lined baking dish and bake for 20 - 25minutes.
While the cauliflower is roasting in the oven.
In another large bowl, combine the hot sauce and oil.
Remove the cauliflower from the oven and add it to the hot sauce. Stir and coat well.
Then Transfer back to the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Serve immediately. with blue cream cheese sauce and/or soured cream or vegan alternative.