Grilled Citrus Cauliflower “Steaks”

Cauliflower "steaks" recipe

We use the word “steak” quite loosely here, but what an awesome way to announce your veganism to the world, by calling a slice of cauliflower a steak! You can grill this outside on the barbecue or indoors on a grill pan. The recipe also works well if you cut the cauliflower into florets and roast them in a single layer on a sheet pan. Recipe and photo from Going Vegan: A Complete Guide to Making a Healthy Transition to a Plant-Based Lifestyle by Joni Marie Newman and Gerrie Lynn Adams, @ 2014 Fair Winds Press. Reprinted by permission.

Grilled Citrus Cauliflower “Steaks”
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Recipe type: Vegetable
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
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Serves: 2 to 3
 
You can grill these delicious cauliflower "steaks" outside on the barbecue or indoors on a grill pan. The recipe also works well if you cut the cauliflower into florets and roast them in a single layer on a sheet pan.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1⁄4 cup mild-flavored vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • Salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 extra-large head cauliflower
For the citrus glaze (optional)
  • Reserved marinade
2 tablespoons (16 g) cornstarch 1⁄4 cup (60 ml) water
Instructions
  1. To make the steaks: In a shallow bowl or resealable plastic bag, whisk together orange juice, oil, lemon juice, soy sauce or tamari, garlic, mustard, and red chili flakes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Carefully remove stem and leaves from cauliflower. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut entire head of cauliflower into “steaks” about 1⁄2-inch to 3⁄4-inch (1.3 to 2 cm) wide. (A large head should yield 5 or 6 steaks, with some florets left over. We call those “cutlets.”)
  3. Add steaks, and any leftover cutlets, to marinade and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Add steaks in a single layer, reserving marinade for later use as glaze, if desired.
  5. Allow steaks to grill about 5 minutes per side, or until grill marks are prominent and cauliflower releases easily from the grill. (If it sticks too much, it isn’t ready to flip.)
  6. Flip and grill 5 minutes. Remove from grill.
  7. To make the optional glaze: Place reserved marinade in a small pot and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer.
  8. In a small bowl, mix together cornstarch and water to make slurry. Slowly pour slurry into simmering marinade and stir to thicken.
  9. Remove from heat. Glaze will continue to thicken as it cools.
  10. Pour glaze over steak for extra-citrusy goodness.

Grilled Cauliflower "steaks"

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    Alejandra
    April 26, 2016 at 4:08 am

    Wowwwww delicious

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