The cauliflower steak is a new healthy option that can be cooked at home and eaten as a substitute for meat. This food also has less calories so it’s good for people looking to maintain their weight. The only ingredients needed are cauliflower, olive oil, salt, and pepper. These ingredients are mixed together to create the dish that can be eaten in many different ways including with pasta, rice or alone.
Cauliflower is a great vegetable because just one serving of 10oz contains 44% of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C! It also has an impressive vitamin K content which is essential for blood clotting, boosting skin health and regulating bone strength. The other benefits of cauliflower include its high fiber content and cancer-fighting properties.
Cauliflower steaks can be made on the grill, in the oven, or even on a sauté pan. The most important thing to consider when cooking cauliflower steaks is that you want them to look like they are cooked just like steak would be. The ends of the cauliflower should be soft but not mushy and the middle crisp. If you don’t know how to cook vegetables, try this simple recipe:
The following recipe serves two people and takes 30 minutes to make.
1- 2 heads of cauliflower (medium sized)
Olive oil spray
Cut off the stem from both sides of each head of cauliflower until the core is exposed. Each side will now act as one long piece. Put your hand underneath one end of the head of cauliflower and then pull off some of the leaves until you reach the core. Peel away all layers of leaves from that end until you are left with just the steams in one long, thick strip. Place a pan on medium heat. Spray a thin layer of olive oil onto your pan and set it to preheat for about 5 minutes while you prepare your cauliflower steak.
To make each side look like steak, cut an “X” shape into it. You now have two pieces where each piece is shaped like its own steak! Put these steaks on the hot pan but do not turn them over yet! If using other methods, simply cook your steaks through as if they were meat because they will finish cooking.
Cauliflower steaks go great with a side salad, brown rice or pasta. The sauce you decide to pair with your steak is up to you. This recipe can also be used as a base for creating a new dish each time you cook it!