Need a new idea for date night? Or a new idea for Romanesco cauliflower? How about making Romanesco steaks for date night? If you are still finding these little green beauties in the market, make them this weekend!
Cut those Romanesco into thick steaks and roast just like regular cauliflower. You can serve them with whatever you have on hand like rice, potatoes or on top of creamy homemade macadamia nut cheese like I did here, topped with green peas and shallots. It is the perfect date night steak dinner if you ask me!
Steak night just got a little greener! It's Romanesco topped with peas and shallots atop macadamia nut cream sauce.
- 1 head Romanesco cauliflower
- 2 shallots
- 1/2 cup green peas (if frozen, defrost)
- Macadamia nut cheese sauce
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat the oven to 400. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Carefully cut two steaks from the Romanesco. I do this by cutting just to the right of the center of the head for the first one and then cutting the second one out just to the left. You may be able to get another one but I usually can only get two. Cut the rest into florets.
Brush both sides of the steaks with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss the rest of the florets with a teaspoon of oil. Place all of the Romanesco onto the baking tray and roast for 20 or so minutes until they start browning.
Slice the shallots and add to a pan with a teaspoon of olive oil. Cook until softening and getting a little brown on the edges. Add the green peas and cook until heated through.
Heat the macadamia sauce on low heat.
Plate it up by spreading the cheese sauce onto a plate. Top with the steaks, then the shallots and peas. Garnish with fresh pepper and enjoy!