Do you want to know how the world works? Pretty bold statement. Am I about to get philosophical on you? Not exactly but I do believe this axiom to be a universal truth. Let me know if you do. My point is that often the same idea will be thrust in your face through a number of different ways. This could be about sharing, being more sympathetic, being more patient, etc. In this case, I kept seeing pictures of people having made Buffalo Cauliflower. It is not something I feel I had seen before. I know it is out there but it was not in my field of vision until now.
My wife and I were developing a not so good habit of having a glass of wine and a not so healthy snack after dinner while watching TV. Not a big deal if you are my wife and swim as much as she does and look as good as she does. Not such a good idea if you are me and want to maintain your weight. As we age, it is hard enough as our metabolism slows down. I was looking for a snack that I could enjoy that would be low cal. Circling back to the above idea with the universe, I got my answer – Buffalo Cauliflower.
This dish is quick and easy to prepare. They are a number of ways to cook the cauliflower such as steaming, baking and broiling. I wanted to get a nice char on the outside so there would be a good crunch but I still wanted the cauliflower to be tender. I chose to steam the cauliflower about two-thirds of the way through. Then, I finished the cauliflower by baking and then broiling. Once cooked, the sauce is applied and the cauliflower is broiled one more time to get the sauce to adhere.
- 1 head cauliflower; chopped into bite size piece
- Pinch of kosher salt
- 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt
- 1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
- Steam the cauliflower pieces in a double boiler. Cook for 5 - 6 minutes. The cauliflower will not be done yet. Drain and set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the hot sauce and yogurt and mix thoroughly.
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Place the drained cauliflower on a baking tray.
- Bake for 5 - 6 minutes.
- Turn the oven on to low broil and and broil the cauliflower until it begins to char.
- Remove from the oven and dip the cauliflower pieces in the sauce until coated evenly.
- Place back on the baking sheet and broil for 2 - 3 more minutes.
The cast of characters for the sauce.
The sauce before mixing and being mixed into the cauliflower.
The final Buffalo Cauliflower plated.