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cauliflower crust pizza

Diet-friendly, no flour, no gluten, no guilt. I have no intention of claiming that cauliflower crust is a perfect imitation of classic pizza dough with flour and yeast. It's different. And it's better.

Recipe: Tomato sauce

Ingredients
  • one onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, scalded, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp. of sugar
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil
Method
  • Heat the olive oil, add onion and garlic and cook until soft and golden.
  • Add tomatoes, season with sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to boil.
  • Simmer over medium heat until the sauce thickens (30-40 minutes), stirring every now and then.

Recipe: Cauliflower crust

Ingredients
  • one medium cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup of grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup of grated mozzarella
  • one large egg
Method
  • Using a food processor, blend cauliflower florets until pureed. Lightly steam the cauliflower for 3-4 minutes. Set aside and let cool.
  • Use a cheesecloth to squeeze the excess water from the cauliflower.
  • Transfer to a bowl and combine with parmesan, mozzarella and a whisked egg.

Recipe: Cauliflower crust pizza

Ingredients
  • a few cherry tomatoes
  • a few thick mozzarella slices
  • a few leaves of fresh basil
Method
  • Spread the "dough" into one large pizza on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 200C for about 15 minutes.
  • Top the pizza with tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella slices. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Top with fresh basil before serving.

Cauliflower steaks with cauliflower puree

Cauliflower steak and cauliflower puree aka the double cauliflower. Sounds like madness, but there's method in cauliflower's madness.

And even if there's not, this dish is delicious.

The word steak itself might be rather confusing.

Who would expect thick cauliflower slices instead of a juicy piece of beef?

But when we take a mouthful of crunchy steak and creamy puree, the combination of textures enchants us and we admire the versatility of cauliflower.

Spectacular appetizer, effective vegetarian main, intriguing side. Especially when paired with an actual steak.

Steak with cauliflower steak with cauliflower puree - pure madness, no method.

Recipe: Cauliflower steaks with cauliflower puree

Ingredients
  • one cauliflower head
  • one tsp. of chili flakes
  • 3 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. of sour cream
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Method
  • Using sharp knife and starting at top center of cauliflower head, cut 2-3 thick slices of cauliflower. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Whisk olive oil with chili flakes. Brush each cauliflower slice with olive oil.
  • Roast at 180C for about 25 minutes. Flip cauliflower steaks halfway through the roasting time. Brush with remaining olive oil.
  • Cut florets from remaining cauliflower head. Cook them until very tender (about 10 minutes).
  • Puree until smooth in a blender. Season with salt and pepper and combine with sour cream.
  • Divide puree between two or three plates, top each with cauliflower steak.