Grilled Cauliflower “Steaks” with Spicy Lentil Sauce

Grilled Cauliflower “Steaks” with Spicy Lentil Sauce

Ingredients:
2 medium heads cauliflower
2 medium shallots, peeled and minced
½ teaspoon minced fresh sage
½ teaspoon ground fennel
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ cup green lentils, rinsed
2 cups vegetable stock
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Chopped parsley

Directions:
1. Cut the cauliflower heads in half through the stem of the vegetable (the stem holds the “steak” together) then trim each in half so you have a 1-inch cutlet. Place each piece on a baking sheet. Save the extra florets for another use.
2. Place the shallots in a medium saucepan and sauté over medium heat for 10 minutes. Add 1-2 tablespoons water at a time to keep the shallots from sticking to the pan. Add the garlic, sage, fennel, crushed red pepper flakes, and lentils and cook for 3 minutes. Add the vegetable stock and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, for 45-50 minutes, or until the lentils are very tender. Add water as needed to keep the mixture from drying out.
3. Puree the lentil mixture in a blender with a tight fitting lid, covered with a towel. Return the puree to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Keep warm
4. Prepare the grill.
5. Place the “steaks “ on the grill and cook each side for about 7 minutes.
6. To serve, place the grilled “steaks” on a plate and spoon the sauce over them. Garnish with the chopped parsley.

Serves 4

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