#TastyThursday – Chef Z’s Hot Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

This weekend, millions of televisions all across the country (and indeed the world) will be tuned in as the Rams take on the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.

It is a day where pizza, wings, and chips rule the roost. However, not all wings are created equal. Some don’t even come from chickens!

Today, Chef Zelicious shares with you one of her favorite game day snacks – Hot Cauliflower Buffalo Wings!

    2 Heads cauliflower, chopped into florets
    ½ Cup plain panko
    ½ Teaspoon garlic powder
    1 Cup hot bbq sauce
    1 bottle of Tabasco hot sauce-optional
    For the dipping the sauce:
    1 Cup vegan mayo-
    ½ Teaspoon curry powder
    2 Cloves chopped garlic
    ½ Teaspoon raw agave or honey
    ½ Cup bubbies sweet pickle
    Salt and Pepper to taste
    Blend all the dipping ingredients in a blender.
    Preheat oven to 450ºF.
    In a medium-sized bowl, combine all 4 ingredients, toss cauliflower into bbq sauce making sure to coat each piece as much as possible (I found it easiest to use my hands for this part), then place battered cauliflower on a baking sheet.
    Bake for 15 minutes, tossing halfway through. Tongs were helpful for turning the cauliflower.
    In the meantime, combine melted butter and hot sauce in a large bowl, regularly stirring.
    When cauliflower is done, remove it from the oven and gently toss it in the hot sauce mixture.
    Place cauliflower back on the baking sheet and cook for an additional 15- 20 minutes until it becomes crispy, again flipping florets over halfway through.
    Allow cauliflower to cool before serving.
    Garnish with fresh chives.

    Recipes courtesy of Zainab Fisher, a professional chef who specializes in raw and vegan cuisine. She was the former Chef at the Raw Kitchen. She was a guest chef for Fox 29 WFLX, PBS and guest chef for the CBS 12 health and wellness expo, and provides our readers a new and exciting recipe each week for #TastyThursday.

    For more information on Chef Zainab’s services, please contact her at [email protected] or by phone at  561-629-0593.