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Saturday 18 November 2017

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks With Herb Sauce

Did you know that "Cauliflower traces its ancestry to the wild cabbage, a plant thought to have originated in ancient Asia Minor, which resembled kale or collards more than the vegetable that we now know it to be.

The cauliflower went through many transformations and reappeared in the Mediterranean region, where it has been an important vegetable in Turkey and Italy since at least 600 B.C.

It gained popularity in France in the mid-16th century and was subsequently cultivated in Northern Europe and the British Isles. The United States, France, Italy, India, and China are countries that produce significant amounts of cauliflower.

Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. It is a very good source of choline, dietary fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin. Additionally, it is a good source of vitamin B1, B2, and B3, the minerals potassium and magnesium, and protein."

More great cauliflower information can be found at the Worlds Healthiest Foods site here.
WHF is a not for profit site of good food information.

The cauliflower is one of the most versatile foods in the 'low carbers 'recipe book. From cauliflower cheese to finely grated as a rice substitute or mash with butter and use as a topping for shepherds and fish pies etc. With minimal carb content and over three times the vitamin C as potatoes, a truly great food.

Here is a slightly different way to serve cauliflower ... it's Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with a herb sauce ... have a look at the recipe suggestion and see.

Serves 2/3
1 cup packed parsley
1 cup packed cilantro
½ cup olive oil
1 lime juiced
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon ground pepper
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 large head cauliflower
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste

1. To make the herb sauce, combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender until well combined.
2. Fire up the grill to medium heat. Slice cauliflower in half down the middle from top to bottom. Take one of the halves and make another ½- to 1-inch cut horizontally to form a large, flat cauliflower "steak." Continue this step until you have used up all of the cauliflower.
3. Spray both sides of the cauliflower steaks with olive oil and squeeze any remaining lime juice over the top. Season with salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and chopped cilantro.
4. Place on the grill for about 10 minutes, or until tender, then flip to cook another 5 minutes. Remove from the grill and drizzle the herb sauce on top.

Recipe from an original idea by Rachael DeVaux here
For help with measurement/weight conversion please see here

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said... interesting idea.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Hummm que aspecto mais deliciosos.
Um bom fim-de-semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa

Jo said...

That's something a bit different.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love cauliflower and this recipe looks delicious.
Happy weekend to you!

Catarina said...

I have tried those steaks!!! Not with that sauce.
They were good! A "fun" way to consume cauliflower.
: )

Christine said...

We love cauliflower, thanks for the recipe!

William Kendall said...

A very different way to have cauliflower!

Elephant's Child said...

Not a way I had ever considered eating one of my favourite vegies. Thank you.

Mylittlepieceofengland said...

I’m not the greatest vegetable fan, but I do really like cauliflower xx

happyone said...

Oh that looks so good. I must try this.

Sandra Cox said...

Ooh yummy. I want some grilled cauliflower with herb sauce!

Carol Blackburn said...

Wonderful! I am finding out just how versitile cauliflower really is.....

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Boy does your recipe sound good. I love to roast veggies--more flavor in my opinion. Your sauce surely sounds delicious as well. Thanks for the history about this wonderful vegetable-very interesting! ♥

Lorrie said...

Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable. This would be good as roasted "steaks", too, I think, for these more wintry days. The herb sauce sounds fresh and delicious.

Lisa said...

This is really different. I bet if you love cauliflower then this would really ring the changes on how you eat it.
Lisa x

Snowbird said...

What an interesting way to serve cauliflower. I shall give that a whirl for lunch tomorrow. It looks delicious!xxx

Magic Love Crow said...

I really want to try the cauliflower steaks!! Thank you! Looks so good! Big Hugs!