Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Curry Sauce

by Pamela

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By now you know I have a bit of an addiction to roasted vegetables.  Things like roasted asparagus, carrots and an infinite number of roasted cauliflower recipes.  But these cauliflower steaks take the knobby white vegetable to another level.

Take a look at these slices, they look like artwork on a plate.  How can you resist eating your vegetables when they look this pretty?

These roasted cauliflower steaks are a bit different than my usual roasted vegetables.  The steaks aren’t cooked at a temperature that’s as high as what’s used traditionally for roasted vegetables.  They’re also not cooked quite as long.  This leaves the cauliflower with a bit of it’s still crunchy texture and a light touch of caramelization around the edges.


Cauliflower is a truly versatile vegetable, not just because there are so many things you can do with it, but because it’s chameleon like tendencies allow it work well with so many different flavors.  You see a lot of cauliflower in Indian cooking.  One of my favorite dishes is curried cauliflower.  I haven’t tried to re-create it at home, because I enjoy eating it at our favorite hole in the wall restaurant.  But that curry flavor is a wonderful foil for cauliflower’s sweetness.

While this recipe isn’t exactly curried cauliflower, it’s bathed in a rich and creamy curry sauce recipe that’s super easy to make.  In fact, I’ve been making up this sauce recipe and using it in all kinds of things.  So for now, I’ll keep calling this curried cauliflower (at least at my house).

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Just because Valentine’s Day is over, doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the sexy things.  In fact, I think it’s more important to do and wear the sexy things especially when it’s not expected.

Here’s a list of sexy things every woman needs to have at the ready:

  • Shaved legs (yes, even in the middle of winter – no one wants to cozy up to a Wookie)
  • A pair of seamed thigh highs
  • A sexy, matching set of bra and panties
  • A pair of 5″ stilettos (even if you don’t wear them outside of the house)
  • A pair of thick rimmed glasses (even if you don’t need glasses) – the sexy school teacher/business woman look is a major turn on
  • Stay put fashion tape – so you can wear that low cut blouse without showing off all of your goods.
  • A fire engine red nail polish – for some last minute va-va-voom
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Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Curry Sauce Recipe

Serves 2-3


  • 1 Large Head Cauliflower (cleaned and leaves removed)
  • Olive Oil

Curry Sauce

  • 1/2 Brown Onion (diced)
  • 1/4 of a Large Lime (juiced)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Curry Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil


Preheat oven 350 degrees Farenheit.

Slice the cauliflower (from top to bottom) in to 2-3 slices 3/4″ thick slices. (see photos)

Drizzle the cauliflower with olive oil and rub it on to both sides of the steak.

Heat a pan, over medium high heat, and place cauliflower steak(s) (depending on the size of the pan) into the pan.  Cook cauliflower steaks on both sides until bits begin to brown.  Then remove from heat.  Continue doing this until all steaks have been browned on both sides.

Lay cauliflower slices on baking sheet.

Roast for 15 minutes.

While cauliflower is roasting….

Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to saute pan and heat over medium high heat.  Once oil is hot, add onions and saute until edges brown.

Pour onions and the rest of the curry sauce ingredients into a small food processor or into a blender.  Process until smooth.

Remove cauliflower from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.

Serve each steak, on a plate, draped with some of the curry sauce.

Save leftover sauce for another use.


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marla {family fresh cooking} February 18, 2011 at 5:52 am

Pamela, this is my favorite way to eat veggies as well. Roasting the heck out of them does something magical and fabulous. The curry/coconut sauce is a great touch too! xo

Nancy@acommunaltable February 17, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Cauliflower steaks are one of our favorites!!! I generally dress mine with a dijon and lemon sauce but that curry sauce sounds wonderful. I will definitely be giving that a try soon since I love cauliflower as well!!

Hmm… looks like I am also going to have to do some shopping since I don’t have any of the 6 things you listed!!!

The Duo Dishes February 17, 2011 at 8:13 am

Love cauliflower, and apparently it works as a ‘steak’. Might have to try this with a few chickpeas too.

Betty @ scrambled hen fruit February 16, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I’m always looking for ways to get in as many veggies as I should be eating daily. This cauliflower looks great!

lisaiscooking February 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I love cauliflower as steak! Sounds so great with the curry sauce too.

Ken│hungry rabbit February 16, 2011 at 10:30 am

I love cauliflower and this is right up my alley.

Delishhh February 16, 2011 at 9:55 am

Huge fan of cauliflower. But always looking for new ways to prepare it. Awesome stuff!

Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves February 16, 2011 at 8:05 am

Sounds super interesting! I’ve made mashed cauliflower but never steaks. Will save this one for later 🙂

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