Cauliflower Steaks With Gremolata

Remove the leaves from the parsley — enough to make 1 cup when very loosely packed. Chop the parsley with a chef’s knife or herb cutter until finely chopped. It should be less than 1/2 cup.

Recipe

Ingredients:
1 Head Cauliflower, cut into 1 1⁄2 - 2” steaks 1 - 2 Tablespoons Light Oil for searing
Salt and Pepper to taste
Red Pepper Sauce Ingredients 1 Red Bell Pepper
1⁄2 Shallot, sliced
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1⁄2 Tsp Smoked Paprika 1⁄2 Cup Water
Splash of Sherry Vinegar Salt to taste
Olive Gremolata Ingredients
1⁄4 cup Green olives, pitted and rough chopped
1⁄4 Cup Kalamata olives, pitted and rough chopped 1 Garlic Clove, minced
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped finely
1⁄2 Lemon, zested
1⁄2 Lemon, juiced
1 1⁄2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
Salt to taste

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Prepare cauliflower by removing some of the outer leaves, trim the stem. Trim off outer rounded edge of each piece to create thick about 1 1⁄2” steaks. You should get two thick steaks. Save any cauliflower pieces for another dish.
3. Heat a pan as such as a cast iron skillet over medium heat, add about 1-2 Tbsp oil and add cauliflower steaks, season with salt and pepper, cook about 3-5 minutes until golden brown, flip and season the second side with salt and pepper, cook an another 2- 3 mins.
4. Transfer skillet to the oven and roast about 8-10 minutes or until cauliflower is tender.
5. To make red pepper sauce; de-seed bell pepper, place on a sheet pan lined with foil,
broil in the oven until blackened, about 10 - 12 minutes. Peel black skin off the peppers.
6. Slice shallot and sauté in olive oil until translucent and tender. Add roasted red pepper and 1⁄2 cup of water, add smoked paprika and salt, bring to a simmer and cover, cook for about 5 minutes. Add everything to a blender with a splash of sherry vinegar. Blend for about 1 minute until silky, taste and add more salt if needed.
7. To make olive gremolata, chop ingredients and combine in a bowl, mix well.
8. Plate the dish by adding a large ladleful of red pepper sauce to the bottom of the plate, lay one cauliflower steak down, and top with olive gremolata, enjoy!