Roasted Cauliflower Steaks | Veg Box Recipes with Basil & Tom’s

May 4, 2019

Cauliflower is a such an underrated vegetable – wonderfully meaty in texture and, if you cook it right, its flavour stands up well to strong spices and makes a real show stopper of a centre piece if you cook it whole or in steaks.

Here is our fourth recipe for making the most out of your veg box (in collaboration with Basil & Tom’s, Acton’s wonderful community greengrocer).

Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

  • Preheat your oven to 200˚C (180˚C fan) and line your largest flat baking sheet with baking parchment.
  • Take one cauliflower and cut off the stalk removing the outer green leaves, leaving just a few of the small small pale ones intact.
  • With a sharp heavy knife cut the cauliflower in half from top to root, then cut one inch thick steaks from the middle out – you should get four steaks and some florets from a medium/large one.
  • Take two large tbsp of ghee/clarified butter or rapeseed oil and warm gently in a pan with a large heaped tsp of Ras El Hanout spice mix, (I like the one from Spice Mountain), a smashed garlic clove or two and a very generous pinch of flaky sea salt and black pepper.
  • Pour and paint (I like to use a silicon pastry brush) this spiced oil onto the cauliflower steaks, remembering to coat both sides.
  • Roast in the oven for around 20 minutes, carefully turning once – setting a timer and checking regularly to make sure nothing is catching.
  • Once everything is golden and smelling wonderful then serve the steaks as a side dish,as part of a warm salad, or my favourite; to top a dahl (you can replace the Ras El Hanout with Garam Masala or a good curry powder if you want to take it to the next level with a curry), or try it with some of the Slow Roast Tomatoes, a scattering of roasted chopped almonds and a dollop of greek yogurt.


We ❤️ Basil & Tom’s

This first week of May 2019 we are exploring one of Basil & Tom’s fab weekly veg boxes and showing you how to use the contents in new and exciting ways, with loads of time saving tips and tricks to create a trove of delicious food to see you through the week and beyond – and ensure that you never waste a vegetable again.

We’ll be posting videos via our Instagram stories every day this week and you can find hints, tips, recipes and guidelines here on our blog and Basil & Tom’s website.

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Louisa Chapman-Andrews
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Get in touch

Louisa Chapman-Andrews
hello @
07796 264734

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