This Buffalo Cauliflower Steak is Equal Parts Crunchy and Savoury
Move aside porterhouse and sirloin, there’s a new steak in town.
photo credit: Augus Fergusson
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- 2 heads cauliflower
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tbsp hot sauce (like Frank's Red Hot Sauce)
- 3 tbsp agave syrup or honey
- Buffalo Seasoning
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp smoked sweet paprika
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (omit if you don't want it too spicy)
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp mustard powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp onion salt
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- Ranch dressing
- 2 tbsp chives minced
- In a small bowl, mix together the chili, paprika, cayenne, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper, and onion salt. Set aside.
- Remove the leaves from the bottom of the cauliflower. Cut each head in half right down the middle, then cut a thick 1 ¼ inch slice on one side of the cauliflower half, and then another thick 1 ¼ inch slice on the other side of the cauliflower half. Be careful to keep the stem intact so that you can get a thick “steak” rather than a bunch of florets.
- In a small bowl, mix together the hot sauce and honey glaze and set aside.
- Preheat a grill to medium high on one side, and brush the cauliflower steaks with olive oil. Sprinkle with the buffalo seasoning on all sides. Grill on direct heat (over the flames), lid closed, on each side for about 6 to 9 minutes, or until tender-crisp when poked with a fork and lightly charred. If you find your cauliflower is charring faster than it is cooking through, transfer to the indirect heat, and cover with the lid to finish cooking through. Once tender-crisp, transfer to a baking sheet and brush hot sauce and honey glaze generously on both sides of the steak.
- Return to the grill over direct heat for one minute per side, or until the glaze just caramelizes.
- To serve, top the cauliflower with crumbled blue cheese, ranch (if using) and chives.
Nutrients per serving: 182 calories, 5 g protein, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 22 g carbohydrates (4 g fibre), 6 mg cholesterol, 609 mg sodium
Originally Published in Best Health Canada