Cauliflower Steak

I just tried this and it rocks.

I wasn’t looking for it, obviously. Amidst an erratic clean-eating bout, I bought a cauliflower to benefit from its high nutritional value and low calorie count. At the same time it seemed like a decent opportunity to further my culinary repertoire. While assessing¬† my options “Three Things to Do with a Cauliflower Before you Die” caught my eye; The Food Busker not only knows his recipes but how to attract attention as well.

The level of ease (close to zero effort & time) and the incredulity of the claim (a cauliflower steak!) lured me to try it, mostly in order to formally dismiss it. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

The recipe is apocalyptic: Minimal calories, maximum taste, nutritionally supercharged and as budget-friendly as they come.

Without further ado, here is how to make Cauliflower Steak:
(out of my enthusiasm to share I may have been a bit sloppy – if in doubt, find the link to the original video at the bottom)


Slice your steak by attacking the middle of a cauliflower, getting rid of the leaves at the bottom. Thickness should be about 1.5 cm. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and throw in the “steak”, leaving to caramelize on each side (a couple of minutes will do). Remove from pan and place in the oven (170C / 325F) for 15 minutes.


Meanwhile prepare your sauce. Finely slice some red onion, garlic, red chilly (I added a red pepper as well), add chopped parsley, capers & a lug of oil and mix well (next time I will try mashing it a bit more).

Simply serve with the steak.


The Food Busker is very casual in his mention of the sauce but it is worth noting that it is the recipe’s changemaker. It has a sharp, savoury and lively bite that takes the cauli steak’s¬†earthly taste to the next level (gourmet alert!).


The plate was so gratifying that I didn’t even feel the need for my classic after-dinner chocolate hit – which in turn made me feel even more complacent.
I fully recommend that you try it as soon as you can.

Here’s the link to the Food Busker video, in case you are the audio-visual type.

Take note that, in the video, the Food Busker is indeed making another 2 recipes from the same cauliflower: the as-hip-as-it-gets Cauliflower Rice and the unheard of Cauliflower Pancakes. They both look amazing and I intend to give them a shot asap.

I think the Food Busker is my new idol.

P.S.: It may not be a good idea to serve this on a first date. The leftover breath is potent, to say the least.


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