Baked romanesco cauliflower is an idea for a vegetable and quick snack. Such vegetable steaks can also be added to groats, potatoes, rice and we have a complete dinner dish.
Why cauliflower steaks? After all, we don't have to cut the cauliflower into slices and combine it, we can divide the cauliflower into florets and bake them in the same way, but...
Cauliflower is a beautiful vegetable, and when cut in this way, it captivates with its shape and texture. Therefore, once in a while, let's admire its beauty and eat "cauliflower steaks"!
We can prepare steaks from all kinds of cauliflower, white, purple, green, yellow or, just like me, from the spectacular green romanesco cauliflower.
The main spice of this dish is zatar, a spice blend that includes sesame seeds, thyme, oregano and sumac, among others. We can prepare such a mixture ourselves or buy a ready-made one. A mixture of zatar (za'atar, zathar) can be found in online stores, incl. in Cuisines of the World .
1 tablespoon of zatar spice
1 clove of garlic
2 teaspoons of olive oil
100 ml of natural yoghurt
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 teaspoon tahini sesame paste
In a bowl, mix the tahini paste, yogurt, lemon juice and season salt and pepper. Put it back in the fridge.
We remove the outer leaves and with a sharp, large knife Cut the cauliflower in half in advance. Cut a thick steak from each half about 1.5 cm. If the cauliflower is large, you can try to cut it up afterwards one steak on each side. Seal the remaining cauliflower florets in a tight seal container and put it aside for another dish.
In a bowl, mix the olive oil, crushed garlic and mushroom seasoning. Place the cauliflower steaks on a baking tray lined with baking paper and grease on both sides with the Zatar mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Bake the cauliflowers for about 25 minutes in the oven preheated to a temperature of 190 ° C, turning over halfway through baking on other side.
Serve the ready-made cauliflower "steaks" with yoghurt tahini sauce, pomegranate seeds and fresh coriander.
Enjoy your meal!