Grilled Cauliflower Auliflower Steaks With A Tomato Relish!
Cauliflower has to be one of my favorite vegetables to cook with because it’s so versatile and can be prepared in so many ways. Now that summer is here its time to add it to the bbq. When grilled the vegetable is transformed, gaining a crisp, browned exterior; a tender interior; and sweet, nutty flavor just like when you roast it in the oven.
In order to get the steaks tender on the inside you want to steam them for about 10 minutes or just before fork tender. Once they are steamed I brushed them with avocado oil, salt and pepper. Grilled each side 4-5 minutes until crispy and then brushed them with a lemon garlic oil right when they came off the grill.
One thing I love to do when I grill vegetables is to actually season/marinate them after I grill them. That way right when they come off the heat they soak up all the flavor of whatever I am brushing on them.
For the tomatoes I simply created a foil packet and placed the tomatoes inside with sliced shallot and whole garlic cloves. A little bit of oil, some herbs and placed it on the grill right along with the cauliflower. The tomatoes get a little smokey flavor from the grill and also create a juicy buttery sauce from being enclosed in the foil packet. These steaks are a perfect side to whatever protein you are serving or even make it vegetarian and serve with beans or hummus!