Grilled cauliflower steak

I used to hate cauliflower, it tastes bland and smells like farts. I refused to eat it for years and years.

One day, I went to Wagamama with my friend Alex. He ordered a bang-bang cauliflower and I had a bite. WOW, it was tasty!!!! I guess taste buds really do mature with age and I am really glad that I gave it another try. Since then I have been cooking cauliflower like crazy!

Yes, it can taste bland, but what this means is it absorbs flavours really well! You can cook it in a lot of different forms such as cauliflower rice, “wing”, steak, mash and soup just like a potato.

The most important thing is that it contains much lower carbs than potato and rice. The bikini season is coming, so if you’re trying to keep in shape but don’t want to sacrifice flavour; cauliflower could be your new best friend.

Here is my grilled cauliflower steak recipe with an Asian twist…

Grilled cauliflower steak

First things first, preheat your oven to 180°C

Trim away the outer leaves from the cauliflower heads. Cut heads in half lengthwise; cut a 1cm thick “steak” from each cauliflower half, you should able to get 4 steaks total.

Grilled cauliflower steak

Reserve remaining cauliflower to use in another dish.

Grilled cauliflower steak

Combine all the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl, mix well. Dip and brush the dressing over each cauliflower steak and make sure the dressing covers it evenly.

Grilled cauliflower steak

Place the cauliflower steaks on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and avoid overlapping. Bake for 20 minutes until caramelised on the edges and tender.

Grilled cauliflower steak

Meanwhile, roast the pine nuts until they are slightly golden, set aside.

Grilled cauliflower steak

Place the roasted cauliflower steaks on a serving plate (you may give them a last brush of dressing if there is any leftover), sprinkle with pine nuts and parsley, serve with lemon wedges.

Grilled cauliflower steak

The result is PERFECT!!! Tender on the inside and crispy on the outside with a sweet, sour and garlicky flavour. Incredibly healthy, appetising and vegan. A tasty light lunch or supper.

If you have followed and made this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and take a picture, tagging it with #k33_kitchen and share it on Instagram! I’d be very excited to see what you come up with. Cheers, hope you enjoy my recipes! <3 <3

Grilled cauliflower steak Grilled cauliflower steak

Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 2

Prep.: 5 mins | Cook: 20 mins

Ingredients:

Cauliflower

  • 1 large cauliflower heads
  • 20g pine nuts
  • Handful of parsley
  • Lemon wedges

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce* 
  • 1 tbsp thick teriyaki sauce**
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • Pinch of peppers
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Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C 
  2. Trim away outer leaves from cauliflower heads. 
  3. Cut heads in half lengthwise; cut a 1cm thick “steak” from each cauliflower half, you should be able to get 4 steaks total. Reserve remaining cauliflower for another meal. 
  4. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl, mix well.
  5. Dip and brush the dressing over each cauliflower steak making sure the dressing covers the steak evenly.
  6. Place the cauliflower steaks on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and avoid overlapping.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes until caramelised on the edges and tender.
  8. Meanwhile, roast the pine nuts until they are slightly golden, set aside.
  9. Place the roasted cauliflower steaks on a serving plate (you may give them a last brush of dressing if there is any leftover), sprinkle with pine nuts and parsley, serve with lemon wedges.

* Regular soy sauce is made with fermented wheat. Use gluten-free soy sauce if you are gluten intolerant.

** Yes! Kikkoman has gluten-free teriyaki sauce now.

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