Side Dishes


2 heads cauliflower
1 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp chopped parsley

Place oven rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat to 500ºF. Remove the green leaves from the head of cauliflower and trim the stem. With a large knife, cut the cauliflower in half lengthwise. Cut a 1 1/2-inch thick steak from each half of the cauliflower. If the head is large, carefully cut one more steak from each of the cut sides. Repeat with the other head of cauliflower. Trim any florets not connected to the stem. There should be about 4 to 8 pieces total. Place cauliflower steaks on a rimmed baking sheet. In a small bowl mix together salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Drizzle both sides of each cauliflower steak with olive oil. Sprinkle the seasoning mixture evenly on both sides of the steaks. Tightly cover the baking sheet with foil and bake for 5 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for 10 more minutes. Gently turn over the cauliflower steak and roast until a golden brown crust forms on both sides, about 6 to 8 minutes. Garnish with parsley and serve.