3 Insanely Delicious Ways to Make Cauliflower Taste Better Than Steak
After a long-awaited move from side dish to main course, cauliflower has finally found its starring role on your dinner plate. Cauliflower steak might not resemble an actual steak in any way shape or form, but that won’t keep the edgy cruciferous from earning a gold star in taste.
Whether you are a devout vegan, vegetarian, or carnivore, all can agree that, with a little dressing up, the naturally mild flavor and tender texture of the cauliflower combined with a killer sauce, breading, or rub will transform into a taste bud igniting treat you will happily devour.
To make your cauliflower steaks slice three-quarter-inch thick slices from the center of your cauliflower head. Then, season with salt, pepper, crushed garlic, and lemon juice, as in this recipe for Roasted Cauliflower Steaks. Finally, roast the steaks at 375 degrees F for about 40 minutes until lightly browned, and tender.
To turn your simple roasted cauliflower steak into an extraordinary main course, worthy of steakhouse style praise, we have rounded up a few sauces and seasonings that will boost flavor for a delicious, healthy weeknight meal.
A popular accompaniment for steaks. This Argentine sauce is an herbaceous sauce perfect for topping cauliflower.
Pine Nuts and Preserved Lemons
The ladolemono sauce combines bright lemon juice, sweet honey, and olive oil that is whisked into a creamy emulsion. Add the mild tang of preserved lemons with the crunch from the pine nuts, and you have a delicious addition to drizzle on top of your roasted cauliflower steak.
This briny relish combines anchovies, olives, capers, and garlic for a kick of flavor that will turn a plain roasted cauliflower into a flavor-popping dinner.