Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

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I love a good marinade or sauce. Especially during the school year, when schedules are more busy and we have less time to cook, it’s nice to have a sauce on hand for quick meals. Moore’s Marinades & Sauces reached out to us and sent a variety of their delicious sauces and marinades for us to try. We enjoyed every one, and are still working through the flavors. Recently, we learned that they are teaming up with an organization called Operation BBQ Relief. Operation BBQ Relief started as a response to the Joplin tornado of 2011, serving hot meals to those in need. According to their website, they have since served over 700,000 meals in 19 states.

Moore’s is working with Operation BBQ Relief to provide a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the bottles marked with these tags to Operation BBQ Relief. Look for the tags to know that your purchase is making a difference in the lives of others:

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Photo courtesy of Moore’s Marinades & Sauces

Visit their website to locate where to buy Moore’s in your town. We really like using their Original Marinade for steak and chicken. The Teriyaki Marinade is great also for proteins, but we are going to try roasting some brussels sprouts with it soon and see how it goes. The Original Buffalo Wing Sauce is great (of course) on chicken wings, but we tried a healthier spin on this favorite game day snack by substituting cauliflower for chicken and baking the bites instead of frying them. There are lots of recipes for buffalo cauliflower on the internet, so we read through a bunch and adapted them to our taste, using Moore’s marinades as our inspiration.

First, break up the florets of two cauliflower heads. In a large bowl, whisk together flour and water to make a batter. Toss the cauliflower heads in the bowl and stir (or shake if your bowl has a lid) to coat.

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Grease a baking sheet (important side note: if your baking sheet is super old, they won’t be as crunchy, because the batter will stick to the sheet no matter what! If your sheets have seen better days, try placing the cauliflower on a greased rack atop baking sheet) and place cauliflower evenly on the sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and place cooked cauliflower in a bowl. Toss (or shake) cauliflower with 1 cup of Moore’s Marinades & Sauce’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce.

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Place back on a baking sheet or rack atop a baking sheet and bake for another 20-30 minutes until batter is lightly browned. Serve alongside celery and ranch or blue cheese dressing.

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These bites are full of buffalo flavor thanks to the Moore’s wing sauce, and a healthier option than their fried counterparts. Remember to look for the tags on the Moore’s Marinades & Sauces bottles to know that your purchase is helping feed those in need through Operation BBQ Relief!

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Recipe Adapted from Real Housemoms, Skinnytaste

Prep Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 50 min.

Ingredients:

2 heads cauliflower

1 cup flour

1 cup water

1 cup Moore’s Marinades & Sauces Original Buffalo Wing Sauce

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and water until well combined. Pull apart cauliflower florets and place in the bowl. Stir (or shake if your bowl has a lid) cauliflower until they are coated with the batter. Place battered cauliflower on a well greased baking sheet or greased rack on top of a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and place cauliflower in another large bowl.

Toss cooked cauliflower with Moore’s Marinades & Sauces Original Buffalo Wing Sauce and until well coated. Place buffalo coated cauliflower on another well greased baking sheet or greased rack on top of a baking sheet and bake for another 30 minutes, or until cauliflower is beginning to brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a bit before serving. Serve alongside celery and ranch or blue cheese dressing.

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