Vermicular | Cauliflower Steaks with Almonds and Capers

Cauliflower Steaks with Almonds and Capers

Tailored for Frying Pan, 26cm, 24cm Deep
Cooking Time
18 min

1 medium head of cauliflower, cut into 1½"-thick steak
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons slivered or sliced almonds
2 tablespoons golden raisins
1 tablespoon capers
1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

  1. Brush both sides of steak lightly with 1 tablespoon of oil and season with salt and pepper.

  2. Preheat the frying pan over medium-high heat for about 30 seconds. Add in the remaining oil and spread evenly. Once the oil starts to smoke, turn off the heat. Once the smoke clears, place the steak in the pan and sear over very low heat with a lid on for about 8 minutes.

  3. Once deep golden brown, flip and sear the other side of the steak covered for another 8 minutes. Use a cake tester to check whether the cauliflower is tender.

  4. Add in butter and almond and turn the heat up to low heat. Use a spoon to continually baste the steak with melted butter for about 2 minutes.

  5. Add raisins and capers and baste for another minute. Drizzle lemon juice and turn off the heat. Plate cauliflower and sauce the cooking liquid on top and around. Scatter with parsley and serve immediately.

  • Make sure not to burn butter as butter becomes the sauce for the dish.

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