Peanut butter for dinner! Who’s excited?!
If you’ve spent all of 5 seconds perusing the recipes here on Fooduzzi, you’ll know that we love peanut butter around here.
Whether it’s in cake, cookies, snacks, or dinner, peanut butter runs deep in the Fooduzzi Fam blood.
But cauliflower? Not so much. Cauliflower certainly isn’t my favorite ingredient in the kitchen. It’s typically just kind of meh whenever I have it, and it’s definitely not the first vegetable I reach for when I go to add some veggie goodness to my dinners.
Unless, that is, if it’s treated in the right way.
And friends, these cauliflower steaks are so the right way.
Have you heard of a cauliflower steak before? It’s pretty cool! It’s basically a big ol’ slab of cauliflower roasted until tender and crispy on the outside. It’s a pretty awesome way to eat cauliflower if I do say so myself.
Plus, I went with the purple variety which makes this whole eating cauliflower experience so much more fun.
We’ll roast it in a suuuper hot oven so that it caramelizes and gets all delicious. We just season it with a bit of oil (I used avocado), salt, pepper, and granulated garlic. So easy!
And then the peanut-centric sauce. You guys love this sauce as much as we do! I’ve used it on so many recipes here in the past – zucchini noodles, burrito bowls, quinoa, tacos. But these cauliflower steaks really highlight its flavors. It’s made with only a few ingredients (peanut butter, ginger, garlic, Sriracha, soy sauce, honey / maple syrup, water), and it couldn’t be simpler to make. Just mix and serve!
And then the toppings! I opt for green onions, cilantro, peanuts, and cute little sesame seed sprinkles, but it’s totally up to you! Extra Sriracha, lime juice, and / or basil would be epic too!
Oh I do hope you try these cauliflower steaks! If you’re like me and cauliflower isn’t your favorite vegetable, trust me. It seriously will be after you make these.
Thai Peanut Cauliflower Steaks
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A quick and easy dinner recipe that's sure to satisfy! Serve with quinoa, zucchini noodles, rice, or other roasted veggies for a delicious and filling vegan and gluten free dinner!
- For the cauliflower steaks:
- 1 large cauliflower*
- 1 Tbsp. oil (I like avocado)
- salt + pepper
- a few pinches granulated garlic
- For the sauce:
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 2 and 1/2 tsp. pressed / grated garlic
- 1 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger
- 5 tsp. Tamari / soy sauce
- 2 tsp.+ Sriracha
- 2 tsp.+ honey / agave / maple syrup for vegans
- hot water, as needed
- To serve:
- green onion, peanuts, sesame seeds, Sriracha, lime juice, basil, cilantro, etc.
- CAULIFLOWER: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove any leaves from your cauliflower, leaving the stalk in tack. Using a sharp knife, cut vertically through the middle of the stalk and through the cauliflower - your cauliflower will be in two halves. Cut the rounded edge** off of each half so that you have two flat 2" cauliflower steaks.
- Rub each "steak" with oil, then season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of granulated garlic. Roast for 20 minutes, then carefully flip the steaks over and roast for another 10. You want the cut sides to be nice and caramelized and the cauliflower flesh to be nice and tender.
- SAUCE: Add peanut butter, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, Sriracha, and honey into a medium bowl. Slowly add some hot water to thin, and mix to combine. You'll want the sauce pourable, but not overly watery. Use your judgement here. Taste, and adjust as needed. Set aside.
- SERVE: Carefully put one of your cauliflower steaks on a plate. Liberally cover with peanut sauce*** and garnish with desired toppings.
*As you can tell by the photos, I used purple cauliflower! I <3 it so much because of its color, but it tastes exactly the same as the white stuff. Choose whichever color cauliflower you'd like!
**Don't throw away those extra florets - roast them separately for about 20 minutes at 400.
***You'll likely have leftover sauce, but it's really good on everything. I linked a few recipes I <3 it with in the post!
Cauliflower steak cooking method from my photography idol, Broma Bakery!
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