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The Ultimate Recipe for Cauliflower Steak
The Ultimate Recipe for Cauliflower Steak
Brace your tastebuds for a vegetarian “steak” that you can really sink your teeth into! Our recipe for Cauliflower Steak is easy to make, perfectly tender, and full of flavor thanks to a slathering of Blue Cheese Butter.
What does this recipe for Cauliflower Steak taste like?
Cauliflower itself has a relatively mild and neutral flavor, which is why it works so well in so many different recipes! It literally takes on the flavor of any spice or cooking method you throw at it, which means you should look at cauliflower as a blank slate ready to do your taste buds bidding!
In this particular recipe for Cauliflower Steak, the cauliflower takes on a smoky, caramelized flavor from the nice sear it receives in the cast iron pan before going into the oven. Then it roasts to tender perfection, locking in all of the juices and becoming the perfect canvas for our tangy Blue Cheese Butter!
How to cut and clean cauliflower for this recipe for cauliflower steak
Have you ever Googled the question, how do you prepare and cut cauliflower? It’s super easy and not much to it honestly. First, it’s important to decipher what type of dish you are going to make. Making cauliflower rice has a very different list of prep steps than learning how to prepare and cut cauliflower for cauliflower steaks.
How do you prepare and cut cauliflower?
To preserve cauliflower, do not wash it until you’re going to use it.
When ready to make cauliflower steaks, separate the cauliflower from its stem.
Wash off any caked-on dirt by rubbing the dirt with your hands while the cauliflower is under cool running water.
This is how to cut cauliflower into steaks
Remove the lower green leaves and cut the stalk off as close to the crown as possible.
Trim off a little of two sides, creating a flat surface.
Slice and season them well.
Use a large, sharp knife cut the head of cauliflower into four thick cauliflower steaks then season both sides liberally with salt and pepper.
What goes well with cauliflower steaks? Blue Cheese Butter, that’s what!
Now that you have your main dish situated you may be wondering what to serve with cauliflower steaks? Make no mistake, it is this Blue Cheese Butter!
Ingredients for Blue Cheese Butter
One cup of butter, 3-4 ounces of blue cheese, and a few tablespoons of chopped chives is all you need to make the most luxurious topping for this recipe for cauliflower steaks!
Mix the Blue Cheese Butter ingredients together
Place all of the ingredients together into a bowl and mix well to combine.
Shape the Blue Cheese Butter
Put all of the prepared butter onto a piece of parchment and roll it to shape into a cylinder shape. Roll and shape until the desired thickness.
Wrap it all up!
Roll and seal in the parchment paper and place in the fridge until ready to use.
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Recipe for Cauliflower Steak with Blue Cheese Butter
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- salt & pepper
- 1 tablespoon chives chopped
- 1 cup butter
- 4 ounces blue cheese
- 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
To make the blue cheese butter
- Combine all the butter ingredients and mix well. Roll into a cylinder with parchment paper, roll and seal and place in fridge while you prepare the rest of the meal.
To make the cauliflower steak
- Heat the olive oil in a cast iron skillet. Place the cauliflower steaks in the hot oil and allow to brown on both sides for a few minutes on each side.
- Transfer skillet to oven and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until cooked through.
- Remove from oven top with a pat of the blue cheese butter and top with additional chopped chives.
Frequently asked questions about cauliflower
Almost all of the cauliflower grown in the United States comes from the Salinas Valley in California because of its ten-month growing season, moderate climate, and rich soil.