One of the first steps I have taken in the long term of family eating habits is I am re-discovering what a serving size is. Nearly everyone I know serves and eats more than the recommended serving size regardless of what kind of food it is. When I started re-visiting portion sizes and good food choices, I decided to start in 2 places. To serve a smaller portion of food to myself everyday and to cover more than half of my plate in vegetables.
I love cauliflower, but it seems I only buy it in bags of premixed veggies. This week I stepped out of my normal zone of purchase and bought a head of the white stuff.
I trimmed it down and gave it a good soaking. After I let it dry for about 10 minutes I began to slice 1/2" to 1" steaks of cauliflower. From there I drizzled it with E.V.O.O and gave it a delicate sprinkle of coarse black pepper and a pinch of salt. I flipped each steak over and repeated this process.
My oven was preheated to 350 degrees. After I kept an eye on my cauliflower and flipped it about 13 minutes into the roasting.
When the cauliflower was a color I desired I took it out of the oven and slapped it on plates with a communal dish of hummus and pita chips.
My husband and I both went wild for this recipe. It was filling, made simply with every day ingredients, and it gave the cauliflower such a wonderful flavor!
This is new favorite addition to our meals. It can be the main course, or a divine side that just about anyone would enjoy.
I am going to experiment with seasonings to add new dimensions of delicious to our "cauliflower steaks".
How is your favorite way to enjoy cauliflower?