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.
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.
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