Meat-free steak night? Yes! Turmeric-roasted cauliflower steaks! By slicing cauliflower into thick slices, coating them in coconut oil & spices & roasting them, you have an easy, healthy (cheery yellow) low carb side dish eg. see photo below.
I am a recent convert to cauliflower (cauliflower rice recipes & cauliflower pizza crust elsewhere in this blog) & this recipe certainly is a new favourite of mine. It is very easy to prepare, full of flavour & is a great way to get more veg in.
15 mins (includes 10 mins soaking time for the cauliflower)
Cooking time: 25-30 mins
Half a large head of cauliflower
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp ground turmeric
12g fresh root ginger, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped finely
1/2 tsp chilli flakes (fresh chopped chilli is great if you have it!)
Juice of 1 1/2 limes (lemon juice also works too!)
Salt & pepper
Preheat the oven to 170ºC & line & grease a baking sheet with coconut spray oil.
Soak the cauliflower half in warm water for 10 mins. Invert on a tea towel & allow excess water to drip away.
Slice the cauliflower into thick slices, approx 2.5cm thick.
Wearing gloves (unless you want to look like a minion, as the tumeric will stain!) & in a shallow dish, mix together the melted coconut oil, turmeric, ginger, garlic, lemon (or lime juice) & a pinch of salt.
Dip & coat the cauliflower steaks on both sides in the turmeric sauce. (A pastry brush may help). Place on the greased baking sheet & sprinkle with chilli flakes (or fresh chopped chilli) & a little ground black pepper
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 25-30 mins, when the cauliflower is soft (test with a fork) & golden brown. Enjoy!
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