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Cauliflower steak and puree recipe

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Steak for the vegetarian crowd

This striking and delicious dish is an elegant main course vegetarians are sure to love.

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Steak for the vegetarian crowd

This striking and delicious dish is an elegant main course vegetarians are sure to love.

Cauliflower steak

Looking for a meatless option for your vegetarian dinner guests? This cauliflower steak will satisfy even the biggest appetite and is full of flavor.

Cauliflower steak recipe

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit — Dan Barber

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 4 (1-1/2-pound) heads of cauliflower
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil, plus additional for brushing
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut each head of cauliflower into steaks. You should get about 2 steaks per head. Reserve remaining cauliflower for use in puree, below.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large ovenproof pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Brush cauliflower steaks with additional oil and sprinkle with cumin, salt and pepper. Add cauliflower steaks to hot pan and cook until brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Transfer pan to oven and bake cauliflower steaks until tender, about 10 minutes.

Cheesy cauliflower puree

Recipe adapted from Ricardo Larrivee

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Reserved cauliflower, cut into pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2 ounces white cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Saute onion until soft.
  2. Add the cauliflower, garlic and heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and simmer until the cauliflower is tender, about 15 minutes.
  4. Drain well, reserving the liquid.
  5. In a blender, puree the cauliflower with remaining 2 tablespoons butter and about 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Add liquid as needed to adjust consistency.
  6. Pour into a bowl and stir in grated cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Mixed greens with Dijon mustard vinaigrette

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Mixed greens
  • Toasted pine nuts
  • Currants

Directions:

  1. Combine mustard, vinegar, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper and in a small bowl.
  2. Whisk in olive oil.

To assemble:

  1. Toss mixed greens with vinaigrette.
  2. Place a serving of cauliflower puree on a plate. Top with cauliflower steak.
  3. Place dressed greens around edge of plate and sprinkle with pine nuts and currants.

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