People who love food somehow end up talking about cooking wherever they are. It happens to me all the time. In fact, last week I met a few friends to talk about our latest tv series discovery —by the way, Line of Duty ‘s last season is incredible! —, but we ended up discussing about whether I should or shouldn’t call steak to my delicious cauliflower!
Who decides? There’re tons of creative names in gastronomy, so creative that most of the time I wouldn’t have imagined in a million years what the main ingredient was in some of them. So, if I say “cauliflower steak” everyone will know what I’m talking about, right? Anyway, my friends were not very convinced, mostly because they love meat, but I know a lot of people out there prefer a nice piece of cauliflower to any chop of meat, just like me!
If you are a cauliflower lover, I bet you’ve tried it in many different ways: boiled, roasted, raw, stir-fried… This is one of my favourite recipe because of the delicious rich taste. Would you like to give it a try to this vegan steak? 😉
- Servings: 2
- Time: 40 min
- Difficulty: easy
- 1 small cauliflower
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp ají flakes
- 1/4 tsp sweet paprika (pimentón de la Vera)
- 1/2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tbsp sugarfree mustard
- lemon juice (1 lemon)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 bunch of fresh parsley
- Preheat oven 200 º C.
- Wash and slice the cauliflower in “steaks” of 2 centimetres.
- Heat a pan with a splash of EVOO. Stir-fry the steaks on each side until golden.
- Line an oven tray and place the steaks.
- Put all the spices in a bowl, add a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, mustard, garlic, lemon juice and salt.
- Paint the cauliflower steaks with the spice mix.
- Bake for 20 minutos 200 º C.
- Sprinkle fresh parsley over the steaks just before serving.