Cauliflower steak

The caramelized steaks with their crispy edges, the silky puree, the combination of spices, and the zesty tangerine: there is so much to like in this dish. Best of all, it’s so easy to make.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 317 / Protein 9g / Carbohydr. 12g / Fat 25g

Ingredients (2 servings)

1 large headcauliflower
150 mlrice milk
6 leavessage
1 tbspanise seeds
3 tbspolive oil
vegetable oil for frying


citrus juicer, citrus zester, oven, hand blender, small saucepan, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife, spatula, large ovenproof frying pan

Wine Tip

The silky mouthfeel of Falanghina is a wonderful addition to the textural contrast of the cauliflower steak and puree. Its floral, gently honeyed bouquet underscores the citrus, sage, and anise flavors of the dish.

Step 1

Cauliflower steak

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Zest half the tangerines. Finely slice sage. Remove leaves from cauliflower and cut two thumb-thick steaks from the middle and set aside. Roughly chop remaining cauliflower.

citrus zester, oven, cutting board, knife

1 tangerine / 6 leaves sage / 1 large head cauliflower

Step 2

Cauliflower steak

Juice all the tangerines and add reserved zest to juice.

citrus juicer

2 tangerines

Step 3

Cauliflower steak

Add chopped cauliflower, rice milk, and cloves to a small saucepan. Salt to taste. Cook for approx. 15 min. until cauliflower is soft. Remove cloves and puree until smooth with a hand blender. Stir in olive oil and keep warm.

hand blender, small saucepan, cooking spoon

150 ml rice milk / 2 cloves / 3 tbsp olive oil / salt

Step 4

Cauliflower steak

In the meantime, heat some vegetable oil in a large ovenproof frying pan. Fry cauliflower steaks over medium heat for approx. 4 – 6 min. on each side until nicely browned. Sprinkle with sage and anise.

spatula, large ovenproof frying pan

1 tbsp anise seeds / vegetable oil for frying

Step 5

Cauliflower steak

Transfer cauliflower steaks to preheated oven and bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 15 – 20 min.


Step 6

Cauliflower steak

Serve cauliflower steaks on a bed of cauliflower puree. Drizzle tangerine juice over cauliflower steaks. Salt to taste and enjoy!