Its time for Secret Recipe Club again - I love being part of this fun club! My favorite part of the SRC is assignment day - I love when I get that e-mail in my inbox with the link to the blog that I get to choose my recipe from. I also love that most of my assignments have all come from blogs I have never been to before, it's really a great opportunity to find some fabulous bloggers out there and some delicious recipes. If you are not familiar with exactly how this club works, you can stop by the website and learn all about it - maybe even join in! Basically you are (secretly) assigned a blog to checkout, browse through their recipes, choose one to make and blog about it. It's a lot of fun!
This month I was assigned the blog, Cook Lisa Cook. As with every SRC assignment, I had a lot of trouble picking just one recipe to try. Lisa has so many amazing recipes on her blog. I have never cooked with rhubarb before and came so close to making her rhubarb crisp - there is still a good chance I will be making this. I hope to get some zucchini planted for the summer and when I do I will be creating this awesome zucchini chocolate chunk walnut bread. I chose to make her buffalo cauliflower for the simple reason that I was hungry and it sounded like the perfect snack at that moment. I'd like to say that my entire family enjoyed it as much as me but the truth is, I ate so much of it myself I'm not sure who else even tried it. I guess that means I will have to make it again....real soon.
recipe from Cook Lisa Cook
1 head of cauliflower, cleaned and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 cup of buttermilk (I used 1 1/4 because I thought my batter was too thick)
1 cup AP flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 cup of hot sauce
1 tablespoon of butter, melted
Blue cheese or ranch dressing for serving
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. While its preheating, line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, flour, garlic powder and the salt, whisking until mostly smooth. Coat the cauliflower in the mixture by either dipping or carefully tossing it in the batter.Arrange the cauliflower on the baking sheet and place in the oven to bake for about 15-18 minutes.
While the cauliflower is baking, combine the hot sauce and the melted butter in a large bowl. Once the cauliflower has browned slightly remove it from the oven and add it to the hot sauce mixture. Toss everything together and coat as best you can. Return the coated cauliflower to the baking sheet once again and place it in the oven another 5-8 minutes. Let cool slightly and serve immediately with sauce for dipping.
*mine didn't coat as nicely as the original, maybe because I thought the batter was too thick and thinned it a bit. Mine also didn't take on the beautiful red color that Lisa's did, I believe its the hot sauce I chose to use. I still loved the flavor!