Recently we decided we just had to jump on the bandwagon and try the roasted cauliflower steaks from Sainsbury’s that everyone has been talking about. I’m definitely not a fan of cauliflower, but I figured that if it tasted more like something else with all the seasoning, it might just be worth a try.
Now, I’d like to get into what this product is not. This is not a steak. It’s a cauliflower sliced on its side and then tossed in some herbs. It’s not a great alternative to a chicken breast. It’s not any kind of substitute.
It’s a cauliflower.
It tastes like cauliflower. It has the same texture as cauliflower. Even with your eyes closed and no prior warning, you would still be able to tell beyond any reasonably shadow of doubt that this is a slice of cauliflower.
Sainsbury’s Roasted Cauliflower SteaksI really hope no one ever suggests to me again that I should try cauliflower steak, because they might just find a rant on their hands. I never want to eat, or even look at, this soft, slightly spicy, massive chunk of cauliflower ever again. This is quite possibly the single most disappointing vegan or vegetarian alternative product I’ve ever tasted – and considering I’ve been trying them for 27 years, that really says something.