Cauliflower is often considered one of the most dull vegetables around. I remember eating it boiled as a kid and I thought of it as “broccoli’s boring cousin’ I ate it because I had to. Since starting a lower carb way of life, cauliflower has rocketed to one of my favourites, mainly because of its amazing versatility and its hidden depths of flavour depending on how you cook it.
Tonight’s cauliflower recipe couldn’t be simpler, it combines cauliflower steaks that you may have seen flying round the internet with real steaks. Both Khalid and I had the same “wow” reaction when we ate the cauliflower steaks and if you haven’t tried them yet get on it!!
So here’s how:
Ingredients: (serves 2-4)
- A whole head of cauliflower
- Your favourite cut of steak
- Olive oil
- 1/4 tsp Rosemary
- Salt and pepper
- olive oil
Trim the leaves and a bit off the base of the cauliflower leaving as much of the stalk intact as possible. Stand your cauliflower up with the base flat on the chopping board and slice the cauli into 1/2 inch ‘steaks’ you should end up with 4 large excellent steaks and some smaller ones from the ends.
Next drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle salt, pepper and rosemary (or whatever you fancy) over in and place the slices in the George Forman grill. if you don’t have a George Forman or similar it works just as well in a frying pan. I like the grill because you can use less oil. Fry or grill until golden and transfer to a preheated over (about 180 DegC) and roast for about 15 mins depending on the thickness of your ‘steak’
A few minutes before they are done sear/bbq/fry your steak to your liking. My personal favourite at the moment is the Heston Blumenthal method
which involves turning the steak every 15 seconds. Sounds crazy but its great!
lastly stack your cauliflower then steak and top it off with another cauliflower steak