We tried something new with dinner last night: Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower. Vea was pretty skeptical, me a little less so. After all, buffalo wings are good, cauliflower is good. How could it go wrong?
I was prepared for an initial objection. In these instances, I know that “no” doesn’t always mean “no”. I was prepared for the thoughtful re-consideration, and like clockwork, it came. 🙂 After all, the basic ingredients were just sitting there on the counter, daring us to try it out.
1 head of cauliflower
3/4 cup buffalo sauce
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 stick melted butter
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Cut the cauliflower into florets and put into a large bowl. In a separate container, combine the buffalo sauce, garlic powder and melted butter. Pour over the cauliflower and mix to coat it evenly. Put the coated cauliflower on a baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes. Then broil for an additional 5 minutes to crisp it up.
I went ahead and did the prep work – discovered we were out of butter, so used olive oil instead. As it was cooking it smelled sort of spicy AND sort of veggie-ish, which was a little weird. I kept my expectations low and prepared myself for it to bomb. Turns out, that was unnecessary. We both agreed – it was surprisingly good, especially with a ranch dipping sauce.
As for the rest of dinner: ground chicken burgers. Eaten on lettuce with grape tomatoes and avocado, topped with ranch.
The final verdict: very good. It’s worth trying again, with different flavors too.
What do you think – is this something you’d be willing to try?