Harissa Roasted Cauliflower steak with cashew cream & chickpeas

INGREDIENTS

Cauliflower steaks 
1 1/2 head of cauliflower (0.7 kg)
3/4 cup + 2 tsp water (plus extra, to thin), divided
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 Tbsp lemon juice*
1 Tbsp + 2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 + 1/8 tsp salt, divided
1 tablespoon SW maple syrup
3/4 tsp paprika smoked
3/4 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp coriander
1/8 tsp cayenne

For the Paprika Cashew Cream Sauce:
1 1/2 cup raw cashews blended w/ water
1 tsp smoked paprika
Pinch of cayenne
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1– 2 tsp of fresh lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste

For the Spinach and Chickpea salsa
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 giant handful of spinach
1 lemon, squeezed
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 handful of Sunbeam currants
Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions:
Add the spinach and chickpeas to a large bowl.
Squeeze lemon and drizzle avocado oil over the greens and beans. Add Himalayan sea salt and black pepper. Toss well to combine.



METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Set aside a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Prepare cauliflower by trimming away any green leaves. With the cauliflower sitting on it’s stem, use a knife to slice it in half. Cut one thick slice from either side – so that you have two “steaks”, each about 1 ½” (4 cm) thick. Set cauliflower steaks aside.

2. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons olive oil, and once hot, add cauliflower steaks. Let them sear, undisturbed, for 3-3 ½ minutes on each side (cooking for approximately 6-7 minutes total). Remove once they’ve developed a golden crust on either side. While the cauliflower cooking you can assemble the harissa glaze. In a small bowl combine 2 teaspoons water, maple syrup, paprika, cumin, coriander and smoked paprika. Mix well. Once the cauliflower is seared, transfer steaks to lined baking sheet. Brush harissa glaze on both sides, coating all the nooks and crannies. Transfer to oven for 5-7 minutes or until tender.

While the cauliflower steaks are in the oven, prepare the warm chickpea salad. Assemble your dish with chickpea salad, seared cauliflower steak and drizzle with cashew cream.

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