How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Using sharp heavy knife and starting at top center of cauliflower head, cut two 1-inch-thick slices of cauliflower, cutting through stem end.
  • Set cauliflower steaks aside.
  • Cut enough florets from remaining cauliflower head to measure 3 cups.
  • Combine florets, 1 1/2 cups water, and milk in medium saucepan, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bring to boil and cook until cauliflower florets are very tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Strain, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid.
  • Spread florets on large rimmed baking sheet, and bake 10 minutes until slightly dry.
  • Transfer florets to blender.
  • Add reserved 1 cup cooking liquid and puree until smooth.
  • Return puree to same saucepan and increase oven temperature to 350°F.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in heavy large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Brush cauliflower steaks with additional oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Add cauliflower steaks to skillet and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  • Transfer skillet to oven and bake cauliflower steaks until tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Rewarm cauliflower puree over medium heat.
  • Divide puree between 2 plates; top each with cauliflower steak.

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  • whuebl 9 years ago
    I love cauliflower and this sounds great with addition of onion and maybe a little garlic. Incredible idea, thanks.

    I wonder if you can do something similar to broccoli?
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    rcragun ate it and said...
    This looked intriguing enough to make, but they turned out pretty bland (I ended up eating them with a ton of salt and pepper). If you can think of a way to spice them up, maybe... Otherwise, not something I'll make again.
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  • karenkay13 10 years ago
    I have made this twice, and it is wonderful. Everyone I have served it to has loved it. I added onions sauteed in olive oil, chicken broth, a little more milk and what was left over, and it made a great soup for a later day.
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    " It was excellent "
    danadooley ate it and said...
    Ingenious and very different. Looks great too. Impressive enough for a restaurant menu, if you ask me. Great post, thanks for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    atariq123 ate it and said...
    Really unique way of doing cauliflower, thanks for sharing my friend - Amna:)
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  • annieamie 10 years ago
    This is a great idea! I'm surprised that I haven't seen this before. Its most impressive! Thank you so much for taking the time to post this here!
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  • turlak 10 years ago neat! Have a happy Friday!
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  • nocturnalife 10 years ago
    Interesting, never heard of cooking them like this, can't wait to try them Thanks
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