Here at the Keesling house (also the home of HoofPrints.com), most of our day is spent tending to customers’ orders, remodeling the house, and doing outside chores. There’s not much time left for cooking, but we still gotta eat. Whenever I want to try something new, and go looking online for recipes, what I end up finding are meals that look yummy, but entail 49 different steps and result in a sink full of dirty dishes before we even get to sit down and eat. ☹️
We use Farriers Fitting Hot Sauce on everything; meat, vegetables, noodles, even eggs, and in upcoming blog posts I’ll be sharing some of my favorite fast and easy recipes.
This is a superfecta recipe: It’s fast, easy, delicious and healthy! Cleanup is a snap, too, only one dish and two utensils dirtied, start to finish! Takes about an hour, including bake time.
First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Assemble these ingredients:
- 1 large head of cauliflower
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp Farriers Fitting Hot Sauce (any flavor) available here
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Tools you will need:
- baking dish w/lid – big enough for the whole head of cauliflower – spray with non-stick cooking spray
- gallon size Ziploc bag
- large jar or bowl – wide mouth quart mason jar works well
- paring knife
- measuring spoons
Carefully cut the green leaves off the bottom of the cauliflower, removing the woody stem, but leaving the head intact. Make sure you can fit the whole cauliflower head into the Ziploc bag. Trim if necessary. Rinse, pat dry and set aside.
Open the Ziploc bag and place in the the jar as shown to hold it open. Measure remaining ingredients and dump into the bag.
Close the bag and swish around a bit to mix up the ingredients. Place the cauliflower head in the bag, squeeze out most of the air, and seal completely.
Manipulate the bag so that the sauce mixture coats the entire head on all sides. Open the bag and place the cauliflower, cut side down, into your greased baking dish. You can snip a corner off the bag and drizzle remaining sauce on top. Discard the bag.
Bake for about 60 minutes. This time will vary according to the size. Check with a fork, starting at about 45 minutes – remove when tender all the way through. *Note: I have fixed this with the lid on the dish, and the lid off. It seems to cook a bit faster with the lid on, and it’s a little moister. You can add a small amount of water, too; the resulting steam seems to speed up the cooking process also.
Cut in wedges and serve. You can garnish with parsley, lemon juice, or even cheese – but we never bother with that, it’s plenty saucy and flavorful right out of the pan.
Farriers’ Fitting Hot Sauce Gift Set includes three flavors; Fitting Hot (Cayenne), Fitting Hotter (Jalapeno) and Fitting Hottest (Habanero). We taste tested these, and while I would call them rather zippy, they are not so very hot that most folks wouldn’t enjoy them. Each glass bottle is 5 ounces, comes attractively gift boxed as shown. To order click here
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