Cauliflower “steaks” make a great alternative to various meats if you follow a plant-based diet, or if you are looking for a change of pace. Cauliflower can be used as a meat substitute in many traditional dishes, such as my Cauliflower, Cashew and Carrot Curry. In this recipe I’ve used cauliflower in place of veal shanks to make a delicious Cauliflower Osso Bucco. For convenience, I call this dish Osso Bucco due to the flavors, even though it does not involve any hollow bones when made with vegetarian ingredients.
Cauliflower steaks are easy to make – simply wash a head of cauliflower, remove the extra leaves and bottom of the stalk, and slice vertically into 1 – 1 ½” thick “steaks.” Use them for Osso Bucco as a substitute for the meat, and reduce the cooking time to keep them from becoming too mushy.