Cauliflower Steaks with Potato & Veg
We were working a large event, before the vegan lifestyle had evolved as great as it has now and the server approached us requesting a vegetarian meal without any dairy products. I remember the first thing my chef at the time could think of were cauliflower steaks. Not the exact same entree as 10 years ago, I have accompanied this dish with the traditional suspects for a steak entree - potatoes and vegetables. Marrying the sweetness of the confit shallots and glazed carrots to balance the savouriness of the cauliflower and mushrooms.
Follow timing on MANNA package, this time varies by +/- 3 minutes depending on the level of your simmer and how cold your fridge is. You want to ensure that the internal temperature reaches about 165°F/74°C, piping hot. This entire entree also reheats beautifully in the oven at 375°F/190°C for 10-15 minutes allowing the flavours and moisture to reabsorb. Begin with plating desired amount of potatoes, followed by carrots, mushroom & shallot mix topped with the cauliflower steak as the star of the show. Finish with MANNA Drizzle.
This dish is rich in protein, fibre, Vitamins (A, B complex, C, K), calcium, and iron. It is also rich in probiotics from the tempeh, that help increase beneficial bacteria in the intestines.
Protein: Tempeh, fermented soy, provides all the essential amino acids allowing the body to form proteins necessary for growth and development.
Fibre: Fibre in this dish (tempeh, cauliflower, carrots, potatoes) feeds friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. helping to maintain larger populations.
Vitamin A: Providing over 400% of the minimum daily requirement for Vitamin A, this dish supports the immune and inflammatory functions throughout the digestive tract.
B Vitamins: B vitamins are building blocks for a healthy body and help turn other nutrients into energy, and maintain a healthy metabolism. Cauliflower, potatoes, & mushrooms are rich in Vitamin B6.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps prevent damage to cells and helps absorb iron in the intestine. Cauliflower has one of the highest levels of Vitamin C.
Calcium: An important mineral in human metabolism. Sources of calcium in this recipe include tempeh, thyme, parsley and garlic.
Iron: Eating foods rich in iron such as tempeh, parsley, and thyme, will help support transportation of vital oxygen throughout the body.
*Daily nutritional values are obtained from the Canada Food Guide and are based on three primary daily meals with intermittent snacking.