No. You will not be finding any red meat in this post (however if this brings you to tears there will be a juicy steak coming your way in the near future).
Straight up vegan here. But you should know I did not create this recipe specifically for tree huggers. I actually made this post for carnivores who need some veggies (with substance) in their lives. A reason to eat them. A reason to WANT to consume them. Some green for your spleen, or in this case, some white for your bite.
Spicy Coconut Milk Cauliflower Steaks. Not only do they sound pretty damn delicious, they taste just as good as they sound. AND cauliflower has virtually invisible calories, so that is kind of a major plus for anyone hoping to fit their rear end into a banana hammock this summer.
First when cutting your cauliflower into “steaks” you must be very careful not to completely let the whole head fall apart into large florets, however, if this DOES happen to you (that sucks) it is okay. It just won’t look as pretty. Taste will all be there so don’t fret. However we will just call it roasted cauliflower florets vs cauliflower steaks (lamesauce) You’ll need to slice from the bottom of the stem to the top when cutting in half. And then half each half, the same way. I only managed to get three ‘steaks’, with the fourth ‘steak’ falling completely apart into large florets. Totally fine I just added them to the same baking sheet and followed same recipe instructions.
Chile De Arbol peppers. THESE PEPPERS ARE HOT. They even have instructions on the package to “handle with care”. However I call for dried chile de arbol so the only time you’ll experience the heat is A) if you bite into them (Navy Seal Status, a little much) or b) cut in half and sprinkle the seeds all o’er the dish. The preferred method. And if you’re a little wimpy with the heat factor just let them simmer (whole) in your coconut milk for a longer period of time to at least gain some of the smoky flavor (very very subtle this method). You can also find these peppers available at almost all grocery stores (for you St. Lunatics, they are sold at Shnucks in the produce section where the turn-style individual spice packets are located).