Luckily, we live in South Florida where the weather is gorgeous year-round for a barbeque. So, don’t put that grill away. Barbecuing techniques include smoking, roasting, braising and grilling. Seems to be the most common and is done over direct, dry heat, usually over a hot fire for a few minutes. Throughout the summer, barbeque picnics are plentiful and a wonderful thing to do with family and friends. Most BBQ’s offer the standard options of hot dogs and hamburgers on the beach, on the boat or near the pool.
Now that fall has arrived don’t shut down the outdoor kitchen, try something different on the BBQ. Have you ever tried cauliflower steaks? Cauliflower steaks are delicious and so flavorful with an herb topped sauce. It is good as an “old school” vegetable — raw, roasted, or steamed. makes a good stand-in for rice, potatoes, pizza crust and even a scrumptious barbeque “steak”.
Try this simple recipe for your next BBQ or check out these fall favorite barbeque recipes.
For the "steaks" all you need is a large head of cauliflower, avocado oil and salt and pepper to taste. Remove green leaves from the base of the cauliflower. Cut the head in half. Cut each half into 2 “steaks” about 1-inch thick. Rub with avocado oil and season with salt and pepper.
- ½ cup roughly chopped parsley
- ¼ cup chopped mint
- 1 clove garlic
- ¼ cup avocado oil
- Zest of 1 orange
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- ¼ cup salted pistachios, roughly chopped
- Fire up the grill.
- In a small food processor combine all herb sauce ingredients; pulse until well mixed. Set aside.
- Place cauliflower steaks on grill. Cook 10 – 12 minutes, flip the steaks, continue cooking 10 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. Top with herb sauce and sprinkled with pistachios. Enjoy!