Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks Recipe

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity and the bold flavors that come through with each bite. The cauliflower steaks are seasoned with a blend of smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and a hint of chili powder, giving them a smoky, slightly spicy kick that pairs wonderfully with the natural sweetness of the roasted cauliflower. The finishing touch of fresh parsley adds a burst of color and freshness that makes the dish as visually appealing as it is delicious.

What I love most about this recipe is how easy it is to customize. Depending on your preference or what you have on hand, you can tweak the seasonings. Sometimes, I like to add a pinch of cumin for an earthy depth, or sprinkle a bit of Parmesan cheese for a savory twist. The versatility of this dish makes it a fantastic option for a weeknight dinner or a unique addition to a dinner party menu.

So, whether you’re a seasoned cook or just looking to try something new, these roasted cauliflower steaks are sure to impress. They’re perfect as a main course for two or as a side dish for a larger group. Plus, they’re quick to prepare, making them ideal for busy weeknights. I hope you give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I do!

How to Make Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium head cauliflower (about 2-3 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 450º F. Cut off the leaves from the cauliflower’s base with a sharp knife. Slice the cauliflower in half, then cut 2 steaks, each about 1 inch thick, from each half.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and chili powder.

Place the cauliflower steaks on a baking sheet. Brush the top sides with half of the olive oil mixture. Put the baking sheet in the preheated oven.

Roast the cauliflower steaks for 15 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and carefully flip the steaks over. Brush the tops with the remaining olive oil mixture.

Return the baking sheet to the oven and roast for another 15 minutes, or until the steaks are golden brown and tender.

Take the baking sheet out of the oven. Move the cauliflower steaks to serving plates, garnish with parsley if you like, and serve warm.

FAQs:

How do you cut cauliflower into steaks?

To cut cauliflower into steaks, first, remove the leaves and trim the base. Next, slice the cauliflower head in half from top to bottom. Finally, cut 1-inch thick slices from each half, which will create the steaks. Make sure to keep the core intact to hold the steaks together.

Can I use different seasonings for roasted cauliflower steaks?

Yes, you can definitely use different seasonings for roasted cauliflower steaks. While the recipe calls for smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and chili powder, you can experiment with other spices such as cumin, turmeric, or curry powder. Feel free to adjust the flavors to suit your taste preferences.

What should I do if my cauliflower steaks fall apart?

If your cauliflower steaks fall apart, don’t worry. You can still roast the smaller pieces just like the steaks. Simply arrange them on the baking sheet, brush with the olive oil mixture, and roast as directed. The flavor will remain the same, even if the presentation is slightly different.

Can I make roasted cauliflower steaks in advance?

While roasted cauliflower steaks are best served fresh, you can make them in advance. To reheat, place the steaks in a preheated oven at 350º F for about 10 minutes or until warmed through. This method ensures they remain crispy and flavorful.

What are some serving suggestions for roasted cauliflower steaks?

Roasted cauliflower steaks can be served as a main dish or a side. For a main dish, pair them with grains like quinoa or brown rice. Alternatively, serve them alongside a protein such as grilled chicken or fish. Additionally, you can top the steaks with a sauce like tahini or chimichurri for added flavor.

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks Recipe

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

Try our irresistible roasted cauliflower steaks, seasoned with a smoky, spicy blend, and garnished with fresh parsley for a delightful meal!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium head cauliflower about 2-3 pounds
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 450º F. Cut off the leaves from the cauliflower's base with a sharp knife. Slice the cauliflower in half, then cut 2 steaks, each about 1 inch thick, from each half.
  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, and chili powder.
  • Place the cauliflower steaks on a baking sheet. Brush the top sides with half of the olive oil mixture. Put the baking sheet in the preheated oven.
  • Roast the cauliflower steaks for 15 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and carefully flip the steaks over. Brush the tops with the remaining olive oil mixture.
  • Return the baking sheet to the oven and roast for another 15 minutes, or until the steaks are golden brown and tender.
  • Take the baking sheet out of the oven. Move the cauliflower steaks to serving plates, garnish with parsley if you like, and serve warm.
Keyword Cauliflower
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