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Cauliflower "Steak" recipe?

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I picked up a batch of older Food and Wine magazines from the free pile at my local library, and one of the best recipes I read- was for a thick cut slab of cauliflower- using the whole head and taking the slice from the thickest part- and pan frying it.

The end result was a picture of what looked like a awesome piece of fish. It looked so tasty!

Has anyone tried this, or familiar with this recipe? Hints?

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  1. I have not tried that recipe, I did have a chef (bought at a fundraiser) prepare a similar dish for 6 of us. Chef Marie Simmons blew us away with the taste. She used olive oil and herbs and then roasted the "steaks" in a 400 degree oven.

    1. Yep, there are quite a few recipes for the Cauliflower Steak.
      (e.g. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...
      Some variation between them but most are as you describe.
      I have applied the basic technique in preparing cauliflower, albeit it not cutting them into large steak like pieces, and the results are worth the effort.

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      1. re: todao

        Thank you for the link.

        I love cauliflower, mostly we chop it like rice and saute it up with other fine chopped veggies.

        I am looking forward to giving this a try- wish me luck getting a knife through it without making one ugly patty!

        1. re: JalamaMama

          If the "steak" idea falls through, you can simply cut the cauliflower into flowerettes and toss with olive oil and roast it.

          1. re: JalamaMama

            Cauliflower rice is one of the neatest ideas I've heard of! I'm trying this next time. Fried cauliflower "rice" sounds totally yum.

              1. re: Jen76

                I had never heard of it, and went to visit some friends..chopped like rice- hot pan- olive oil- garlic- cauliflower and any other chopped veggie (same size)= YUM. A sprinkle of salt to finish is all you need.