The Best Roasted Cauliflower Steak Recipe Of 2021

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Want a meat-free dish to make for dinner tonight? We’ll walk you through the steps for making our mouth-watering cauliflower steak with sides of mashed cauliflower and string beans.

Getting Started With Cauliflower Steak

Here are the first steps for making a delicious cauliflower steak.

But I Love Meat!

Even if you’re a meat lover, you’ll still love the taste of our roasted cauliflower steak. It’s the perfect dinner for a day of meat-free eating, which is a great idea for anyone.

To get this steak tasting a bit more like what you’re used to, try cooking it on the grill instead of in the oven. Grilled cauliflower takes on a charred texture outside, but its insides stay soft, giving you flavors and mouthfeel more reminiscent of a beef steak. Plus, you can still use the delicious marinade on the cauliflower when you make it on the grill.

Making Your Marinade

The next step in this recipe is one of the most important – making your marinade. The marinade is a combination of liquids and spices that soaks into the cauliflower steak to make it as flavorful as possible. For this recipe, we’ll be making a marinade from maple syrup, garlic, lemon juice, and paprika. You’ll need the following amounts of these ingredients:

The Marinade: Step by Step

Follow these steps to make a delicious marinade for your cauliflower steak.

Making Your Sides

No steak is ready to serve without the right sides, and this one is no exception. We’ll be serving this cauliflower steak with two sides – string beans and mashed cauliflower. These are perfect pairings with your steak for a few key reasons:

Plus, mashed cauliflower is much lower in carbohydrates than potatoes, making this dish a perfect meal for low-carb eaters and vegetarians alike.

The String Beans

The best time to prepare your string beans is while the marinated cauliflower is roasting in the oven. As the steak cooks, make your string beans by cooking them in a pot of boiling water.

Before boiling the string beans, wash them in a colander and gently pull off their stems. As always, we recommend using fresh string beans rather than pre-cut frozen green beans. We’ll create your grocery list, so you don’t have to worry about picking them out yourself. 

Once the string beans are fully cooked, drain them using the same colander and set them aside.

The Mashed Cauliflower

After the cauliflower florets have cooked, drain the pot in the colander and put the florets in a bowl. Mash them with a fork or potato masher and add salt for flavor. You can also sprinkle in black pepper and a teaspoon of olive oil.

Alternatively, blend up your cauliflower using a food processor or blender to get an extra-whipped texture. Once the florets are fully mashed, add a bit of lemon zest using the leftover lemon from the marinade.

Putting It All Together

Once your string beans are cooked, and your side of mashed cauliflower is ready to go, it’s time to check on the steak. After 15 minutes, the cauliflower steaks should be ready to pull out of the oven. Get out your plates and get ready to make this dish look amazing.

Here’s how to make this steak look perfect on a plate.

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