Cauliflower steaks are a great alternative to various animal based proteins. If you follow a plant-based diet, think about using it in place of beef, veal or other animal proteins. For example, cauliflower can be used as a meat substitute in many stews and other casseroles, 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. I call this dish Osso Bucco due to the flavors, even though it does not involve any hollow animal bones when made with vegetarian ingredients.
Cauliflower steaks are easy to make. Start by washing a head of cauliflower. Next, remove the extra leaves and bottom of the stalk, and slice the head vertically into 1 – 1 ½” thick “steaks.” Use the steaks for Osso Bucco as a substitute for meat. Make sure to reduce the cooking time to keep them from becoming too mushy.
Cauliflower is low in calories and high in vitamin C
Foods that are rich in vitamin C can help with iron absorption which can help prevent iron-deficiency anemia. As a cruciferous vegetable that contains phytochemicals, cauliflower may have cancer fighting properties. Other members of the cruciferous family include cabbage, broccoli and brussels sprouts.