Zhoug Cauliflower Steak with Herby Mash and Courgette Ribbons

Zhoug Cauliflower Steak
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This is no ordinary dinner recipe! This is our very best midweek boredom-busting meal that has us excited for dinner all day long! Buttery roasted cauliflower slathered in aromatic zhoug served with fresh and zingy courgette and creamy mash is a combination second to none. A Middle-Eastern inspired dish that’s found a very special place on our meal repertoire, we present to you, our Zhoug Cauliflower Steak with Herby Mash and Courgette Ribbon Salad!

Zhoug Cauliflower Steak

What is Zhoug and Why You Absolutely Must Try It?

Zhoug is our discovery of the year! Honestly, the first time I tried it, I both knew it’s a keeper and couldn’t believe I haven’t tasted it before. We love it so much, that we have included it in our Food Trend Predictions for 2021.

Zhoug is a Yemenite chilli and herb paste for dipping, dressing, marinating, you name it. You may think of it as a Middle Eastern pesto (however made with no nuts or cheese). Its fresh, spicy and rather complex flavours come from chilli, coriander, garlic and a variety of spices, of which clove is the most dominant (although there are many varieties and many recipes). Our favourite so far is Belazu Zhoug.

Zhoug Cauliflower Steak

There will definitely be a zhoug-flavoured dish that you will enjoy. It is just so versatile! So far, besides using it in this Cauliflower dish, we have used it as a condiment for lamb, mixed with mayo to dip polenta fries in, as a salad dressing (amazing with green lentils!), and mixed with yoghurt and honey to dip rotis in. And we are just getting started!

How to Make Cauliflower Steak with Herby Mash?

There are three distinct elements to the dish: cauliflower steaks, herby mash and courgette ribbons.

To Make Cauliflower Steaks: Preheat the oven to 200°C Fan. Heat a tbsp olive oil and the butter in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the cauliflower slices and fry for three minutes on each side. Lift the cauliflower out of the pan onto a baking tray. Season with salt and slather with zhoug paste on both sides. Roast the cauliflower for 10-15 mins, until tender. Check the steaks after 5 minutes, and if the zough is burning, cover the steaks with foil.

To Make Herby Mash: Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for approx. 15 minutes or until soft. When your potatoes are tender, drain and mash with milk and some more seasoning. Finally, mix in all the chopped herbs.

To Make Courgette Ribbon Salad: Cut your courgettes into very thin (almost see-through) slices lengthways (or use a spiraliser to cut it into ribbons). In a large bowl pour in the lemon juice and season well with salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil then add the chopped herbs. Toss everything together.

Zhoug Cauliflower Steak

Serve the cauliflower steaks with herby mashed potatoes, courgette ribbons and some extra zhoug if you wish!


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Zhoug Cauliflower Steak

Zhoug Cauliflower Steak with Herby Mash

This is no ordinary dinner recipe! This is our very best midweek boredom-busting meal that has us excited for dinner all day long! Buttery roasted cauliflower slathered in aromatic zhoug served with fresh and zingy courgette and creamy mash is a combination second to none. A Middle-Eastern inspired dish that's found a very special place on our meal repertoire, we present to you, our Zhoug Cauliflower Steak with Herby Mash and Courgette Ribbon Salad!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Servings 2 portions
Calories 380 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For Cauliflower Steaks:

  • 1/2 cauliflower outer leaves removed, cut into 1.5cm slices
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 20 g butter
  • 2 tbsp zhoug

For Herby Mash:

  • 400 g potatoes peeled and cut into pieces
  • 100 ml milk
  • 10 g parsley finely chopped
  • 5 g chives finely chopped

For the Courgette Ribbons:

  • 1 small courgette
  • 10 g fresh mint finely chopped
  • 5 g chives finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juice only

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C Fan. Heat a tbsp olive oil and the butter in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the cauliflower slices and fry for three minutes on each side.
  • To Make Cauliflower Steaks: Preheat the oven to 200°C Fan. Heat a tbsp olive oil and the butter in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the cauliflower slices and fry for three minutes on each side. Lift the cauliflower out of the pan onto a baking tray. Season with salt and slather with zhoug paste on both sides. Roast the cauliflower for 10-15 mins, until tender. Check the steaks after 5 minutes, and if the zough is burning, cover the steaks with foil.
  • Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for approx. 15 minutes or until soft.
  • In the meantime, cut your courgettes into very thin ( almost see-through) slices lengthways (or use a spiraliser to cut it into ribbons). In a large bowl pour in the lemon juice and season well with salt and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil then add the chopped herbs. Toss everything together.
  • When your potatoes are tender, drain and mash with milk and some more seasoning. Finally, mix in all the chopped herbs.
  • Serve the cauliflower steaks with herby mashed potatoes, courgette ribbons and some extra zhoug if you wish!

Nutrition

Calories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 53gProtein: 11gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 216mgPotassium: 1757mgFiber: 10gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1272IUVitamin C: 152mgCalcium: 176mgIron: 3mg
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