Cauliflower Steaks with Chimichurri
Combine oil, garlic, jalapeno and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan or skillet. Cook over medium heat just until the garlic starts to sizzle, 2 to 4 minutes, but don't let it brown. Remove from heat and stir in oregano, thyme, water, vinegar and paprika. Cover and set aside.Advertisement
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray.
Remove any outer leaves from the cauliflower, but leave the stem intact. Place on a cutting board, stem-side down. Using a large chef's knife, cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick slices. The center few slices should remain more or less intact, but the outer slices will crumble into smaller pieces. Cut any of the medium pieces into 1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick flat shapes--it's the flat surfaces that roast the best. Place the large and medium pieces on the baking sheet with the cut surfaces touching the pan; sprinkle small pieces in any empty spots. Coat the cauliflower with cooking spray and season with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
Roast the cauliflower, gently turning once halfway through, until browned and the stems feel tender when pierced with a knife, 25 to 35 minutes.
Just before serving, stir parsley into the reserved herb sauce and season with pepper. Serve the cauliflower steaks with the sauce.
1 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat