Cauliflower Steaks with Gremolata Crust

cauliflower steaks
  • 4 servings
  • 30 minutes to prepare
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  • For the Gremolata
  • 25g coarse breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 lemon, zest only
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1tbsp capers, chopped
  • 1tbsp flat leaft parsley, chopped plus extra to garnish
  • For the Steaks
  • 2 cauliflowers
  • 1tbsp lemon rapeseed oil
  • For the Dressing
  • 3tbsp capers
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • 2tbsp lemon rapeseed oil
  • 1/2tsp salt


Packed with flavour, our cauliflower recipe is the perfect alternative to a meat roast.

1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C (fan)/400°F/gas mark 6.

2. To make the gremolata place all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix well to combine.

3. For the steaks, remove the outer leaves from the cauliflowers and trim around the stalks. Cut 2 steaks from the widest part of each cauliflower approximately 2 cm thick.

4. Heat 1 tablespoon of lemon rapeseed oil over a medium heat in a large non-stick frying pan. Fry the cauliflower steaks for 3- 4 minutes on each side, you may need to do this in batches. Place the steaks onto a baking tray.

5. Mix all of the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl and spoon over the cauliflower steaks.

6. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 5 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven, scatter over the gremolata mix and bake for a further 5 minutes.

7. Place on a serving platter and scatter with extra flat leaf parsley.

Chefs Tip
Use any leftover cauliflower florets to make a delicious cauliflower cheese or cut the florets into bitesize pieces, toss in the dressing and serve as a zingy salad.

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