Our new chef contributor Aaron Calder shares with us a tasty insight into his mouthwatering, vegan recipe for Cajun cauliflower wings in the first installment of our new series WILD Recipes with Aaron.
Aaron’s Tasty Cajun Cauliflower Wing!
Preheat oven to 200C/392F
Ingredients (serves 2-3 as a side dish) - 1 cauliflower (cut into florets) - 1 cup of wholemeal flour - 1 cup of plant milk (unsweetened) - 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning (found in most supermarkets) - 1 tsp garlic powder - 1/2 tsp pink/sea salt
Season with black pepper
Cut the cauliflower into florets (not too small) and set aside. In a large bowl mix together the flour, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Pour in the milk and whisk until you have a thick batter. Throw in the florets and using a spoon or your hands coat eat floret in the batter.
Tip: Shake off any excess batter when placing them on your baking tray as it can cause the wings to stick together. Depending on the size of the florets I generally bake for 25 minutes then with a cocktail stick check to see how well the cauliflower is cooked. If the stick is difficult to push into the wing bake for a few extra minutes until the wings are firm but tender.
On a baking tray lined with parchment paper lay out each wing (not too close together) & drizzle with a little olive oil (optional). Bake in the centre of the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
About the Author: Aaron is a successful vegan food blogger on a mission to prove that going vegan doesn’t mean going without. You can find him on www.aaroncaldervegan.com & Instagram @aaroncaldervegan