BBQ Cauliflower Steaks with Avocado Crema

Cauliflower is hot right now. Really, it’s true! Low-carb dieters have adopted the cauliflower as a replacement for starches like potatoes, rice and even wheat flour! But, have you ever considered replacing this unique white veggie with a big juicy steak? Well consider it! Cauliflower unlike broccoli has a mild flavour and will take on flavours around it, kind of like tofu. Cauliflower jams well with all types of diets and can easily slip into dishes unannounced like a curry or be the main event like these Cauliflower Steaks!

We were originally introduced to the concept of Cauliflower Steaks while watching Aarti Paarti, an internet cooking show created by and starring Aarti Sequiera (from Next Food Network Star). She makes these cool Indian inspired, vibrantly coloured steaks cauliflower steaks that look just so rich and yummy! There are so many ways to cook this veggie and this has to be the best way. Slicing the cauliflower and roasting it makes the outside crispy and the inside textured like a tender steak. With the right seasonings and condiments, it even tastes like one too!

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1 head of cauliflower
1/2 bottle of your favourite BBQ sauce (We used Neal Brother’s)
1 jalapeno pepper
1 small avocado
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 can of coconut milk
1 tsp sea salt

This recipe is easy as pie! With just a few ingredients you can whip up a tantalizing side dish of Tex Mex persuasion. One head of cauliflower will give you two nice, juicy steaks, two medium pork chops and a buncha meatballs! You’re gonna wanna cut it right down the middle and then start slicing your steaks! Brush with coconut oil and your jalapeno-fied bbq sauce (which is actually just bbq sauce blended with the flesh of a fresh jalapeno) and bake at 400F for about 30 mins or until fork tender. You also may want to double down on the BBQ sauce and brush some more on half way through. When the steaks are done, drizzle with the crema. The crema is made by blending the avocado, coconut cream, lime juice and salt until smooth. This is going to taste like a lime-y yogurt sauce and its so good! Bonus points if you put in some fresh jalapeño!

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