Tangy Orange-Glazed Cauliflower ‘Wings’ from Frozen 

Shanthi Appelo
Shanthi Appelo

| 1 min read

cauliflower wings
Unless it’s drenched in breading and fried in oil, it’s difficult to get cauliflower “wings” to taste like their splurgy chicken counterpart. However, the right steps can help you transform a frozen bag of cauliflower into a delicious side dish or appetizer. This recipe features a tangy orange glaze that’s lower in sugar than most. Enjoy this recipe topped with green onions and sesame seeds — no dipping sauce needed.
Serving Amount
  • 2 12-ounce bags cauliflower

  • 1 tsp ground ginger

  • 2 tsp garlic powder

  • 2 tsp onion powder

  • 1 tbsp corn starch

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Garnish – 2 tsp sesame seeds and 2 green onion spears, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tbsp orange juice (from ~ ½ orange)

  • 2 tbsp honey

  • 3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch

  • 12 tsp fresh ground pepper

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  

  • Step 2

    Defrost frozen cauliflower. Place cauliflower on a towel and dust with 1 tsp of salt to reduce moisture.   

  • Step 3

    In a bowl, combine all cauliflower ingredients except for the corn starch. Place florets on a lined baking sheet, leaving room in between. Gently dust the florets with cornstarch. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping each floret halfway.  

  • Step 4

    Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl until mixture is smooth. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add mixture. Stir until mixture thickens up. Add cauliflower florets to the pan and toss until all florets are covered in sauce.  

  • Step 5

    Place florets in a serving bowl and garnish with sesame seeds and green onions.  

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