Barbecued Cauliflower Steaks

    35 minutes

    Cut a head of cauliflower into thick slices, season with all purpose seasoning and brown sugar and grill like steaks. This recipe is a perfect accompaniment for grilled meats or with pulses or legumes for a vegetarian meal.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 head cauliflower, cut into thick slices
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 2 teaspoons all-purpose seasoning (seasoned salt)

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat barbecue on medium-high heat and lightly oil the grill plate.
    2. Sprinkle cauliflower slices on both sides with olive oil, brown sugar and seasoning.
    3. Cook cauliflower on the grill until char marks appear, about 2-3 minutes each side. Transfer to a grill-safe pan with a lid, cover, and continue cooking on grill until tender, about 20 minutes.

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    no grill, so i used my iron griddle, but this recipe got me started on grilled/fried cauliflower. first i just fried it in olive oil, and that was great. then added diced garlic, and it was even better. now i'm making it with shredded romano on top for the last 3 or 4 minutes. i never did get around to using the brown sugar—i'm diabetic. this is a perfect entree for me, and i love it. even the "not-that-fond-of-cauliflower wife likes it. if you like cauliflower even a little, you should try this.  -  15 Aug 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I’m about to do the type of review I hate. You know, the kind where the cook modifies the recipe so you can’t tell for sure if the correct recipe is good or not? I wanted to do this recipe as written, but my cauliflower was too small to get more than a couple of nice slices off it, but I really wanted to grill it along with my chicken. So, I cut it up into florets, tossed it in a bowl with 2 TB’s of olive oil to coat it. I mixed my own homemade season-all-type mixture with the brown sugar and sprinkled it on the cauliflower. But how to actually grill it? I borrowed the technique from a (less worthy) recipe and put the florets in a doubled-on-the-bottom aluminum foil pouch with 4 slitted vents, and grilled them on the lowest gas grill setting, turning them every 12 minutes, then checking after 14 (each grill will vary, of course.) On charcoal/wood, you should off-set the pouch. I really do hope to do this recipe exactly as written someday when I have a large enough veggie, I think it’ll be great! But I hope this modification helps someone else in my predicament. There aren’t many grilling/roasting veggie recipes out there, so thank you so, so much ziola.  -  18 Jun 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I don't know if it is the light grilled flavor or the brown sugar that transforms the Cauliflower flavor into a little slice of heaven.  -  12 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)