Cranberry BBQ Cauliflower Wings 

 

A healthy plant-based alternative to chicken wings with a festive twist.

INGREDIENTS

For the cauliflower batter: 
580g plain flour
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt 
1 head cauliflower cut into florets 
1 tbsp oil 
185ml plant milk

For the cranberry BBQ marinade: 

1.5 tbsp cranberry sauce
2 tbsp ketchup 
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 
1 tbsp Kecap Manis (sticky soy sauce)
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp garlic puree
1/2 tsp Salt 

1/4 tsp pepper
1 tbsp hot sauce
1 tsp BBQ seasoning (optional)
1 tbsp tomato puree 

For the vegan sour cream:
2 tbsp yogurt 
1 tbsp mayo
1 tsp garlic puree
1/2 tsp salt 
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp lemon juice 
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar 
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 

 

METHOD

For the roasted cauliflower

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C and line a baking dish with baking paper.

  2. Mix the plain flour, cornflour, black pepper and salt in a bowl

  3. Combine the water, sesame oil and garlic paste in a separate, then add to the dry ingredients

  4. Continue to stir until there and then quickly add in the cauliflower florets (it will thicken over time otherwise). Tumble with your hands until the cauliflower is well coated

  5. Transfer the cauliflower to the baking tray, trying not to pour too much batter in or else this will stick all of the florets together once cooked

  6. Bake for 25 mins until golden. Meanwhile make the sticky sauce

For the BBQ cranberry marinade

  1. Add all the cranberry BBQ sauce ingredients (kicap manis, ketchup, cranberry sauce, mustard, salt, pepper, garlic, bbq seasoning, tomato purée, hot sauce and apple cider vinegar) in a small pan. Heat on medium.

  2. If the sauce is too thick add in a bit more soy sauce/ketchup

  3. Once the cauliflower is cooked pour over 3/4 of the sticky sauce and tumble with your hands. Return the cauliflower to the oven and bake for a further 10 mins to crisp up and caramelise.

  4. Once cooked, brush over the remaining sauce on the cauliflower.

  5. Serve with extra cranberry sauce and the sour cream

For the vegan sour cream

  1. Mix all the sour cream ingredients in a small bowl, add more mayo/water if you prefer it more thick/runny. 

Andri Neocleous