Mark’s been working late recently, which means the opportunity to make some dinners he’d turn his nose up at – like cauliflower as a main dish. It’s one of the best parts of dinner-for-1 nights!
I adapted this recipe a little – I used a whole wheat batter and baked instead of fried – to make a little healthier. Granted, you’re still covering everything in this amazing bang bang sauce, but eating so much cauliflower has to balance it out a bit, right?
This is a great meatless meal option, but chicken would also work great here.
Bang Bang Cauliflower
(adapted from Life and Kitchen)
Serves 2 as a main dish
1 head of cauliflower
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
2-4 tsp. sriracha sauce
Preheat the oven for 450F degrees.
Cut the cauliflower into florets. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and milk. Dunk the cauliflower, letting excess drip off, and place on a lined baking sheet. When all the cauliflower is dunked, spray the tops with cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes.
While the cauliflower bakes, whisk together the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce and sriracha in a large bowl. Toss the baked cauliflower with the sauce and serve immediately.