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Roasted cauliflower steaks recipe / How to roast cauliflower

Crispy and tender roasted cauliflower.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine international
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 403kcal
Author Aleksandra

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 80ml
  • 1.5 tablespoons paprika powder
  • 1.5 tablespoons oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F/220°C/Gas Mark 7, no fan (if you have a convection oven, reduce the temperature by about 20°).
  • Whisk the olive oil with the spices. This ensures that the spices are evenly distributed.
  • Cut the cauliflower head into steaks. You can also just divide the cauliflower into florets and roast it this way. Use a big knife to cut out the outer leaves then trim the bottom of the core, but just a little! You need a big part of the core to hold the steaks together. First, slice the cauliflower head in the middle in two, then cut 1-1.5 inch/2.5-3 cm slices. You'll have some florets left, you can arrange them with the cauliflower slices on the tray or use them to make another dish. Don't throw out the leftover stem, it's edible and also delicious. Peel it and slice into 1/2-inch/1.5cm slices and bake with the steaks.
  • Place the cauliflower on a baking tray and rub with the spice mixture thoroughly on all sides.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and fork-tender.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Other flavor combinations:
- Indian-inspired - season the cauliflower with garam masala, turmeric, and coriander powder.
- Middle-eastern-inspired - season it with zaatar and sesame seeds.
- Mexican-inspired - season with oregano, cumin, coriander, and cayenne pepper.
- Italian-inspired - season with Italian seasoning then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (add cheese at the end of baking time or sprinkle over already roasted cauliflower).
- Greek-inspired - chopped parsley, lemon juice and zest, garlic.
- Morrocan-inspired - you can use Ras-el-hanout spice mix or a mix of coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, allspice, turmeric, cumin, and ginger.
  • Cooking methods: My favorite cooking method is roasting in the oven but these steaks can also be pan-fried or grilled.
  • What to serve with cauliflower steaks: romesco sauce, pesto, herb yogurt lemon dip, chimichurri sauce, chanterelle sauce, gremolata, marinara sauce and many more!
  • Storing and freezing tips: Roasted cauliflower tastes best freshly baked - it's tender and crunchy. It can be easily reheated (in the oven or in a pan) but just doesn't taste as good as freshly made. I don't recommend freezing it or using frozen cauliflower.

Nutrition

Calories: 403kcal