Cauliflower Steaks

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

1  head cauliflower

1 1/2c. water

1 cup  non fat Milk

2 T. olive oil

Salt and Pepper

1/2 t. curry powder

1 bay leaf

tarragon for garnish

Heat oven 350. Cut cauliflower down middle to make 2  1″ steaks.

Cut enough florets from remaining head for 3 cups. Combine florets, water, milk, bay leaf, and curry in medium saucepan and add salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook until cauliflower is tender about 10 minutes. Strain, reserve 1 cup liquid.

Transfer to blender add 1/2 of liquid and blend until smooth. Add more liquid if desired.

Heat oil in grill pan. Brush cauliflower steaks with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook cauliflower until browned about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer skillet to oven and cook until tender about 10 minutes.

Rewarm cauliflower puree over medium heat. Divide puree between two plates and top with steaks.

Garnish with tarragon.

Recipe inspired by Dan Barber from Food 52

Food styling by Emily Browne


About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

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