Cauliflower Steaks with Ginger-Soy Sauce {GIVEAWAY}

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Today we are having a party to celebrate Jaden Hair’s new book, Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites. We are thrilled for Jaden’s new cookbook. We love Asian food and and we love Jaden. She is fun, always smiling, smart, and one of the most generous people we know. Plus, she knows her way around the kitchen.

Jaden’s book is filled with 100 recipes that are fast, fresh, and healthy. We wanted to make all of the recipes for the party, but we finally narrowed it down to one dish, Cauliflower “Steaks” with Ginger Soy-Sauce.


I have been on a cauliflower kick for a few months now. I can’t get enough of the stuff and I’m glad Caleb loves it too. We are still working on Josh:) He does like my Roasted Cauliflower & Cheddar Soup and he loved Jaden’s Cauliflower Steaks. Baby steps:) There is no way you could not like these Cauliflower Steaks. They are super tasty!


I have never liked steak, until now. Cauliflower steaks are genius! You don’t have to cut individual florets, you just slice the entire head, from top to bottom, forming steaks. The steaks look like fans and are so pretty to serve. Roasting the cauliflower brings out the best flavor and the simple ginger-soy sauce is amazing.


We served our Cauliflower Steaks with a cold soba noodle salad for dinner. Cauliflower Steaks are a great side dish to any meal…or become addicted like me and eat them just because you can. Sometimes I make them for lunch to eat all by themselves. I’m a grown up so if I only want to eat cauliflower for lunch, I can:)


And if you are intimidated by Asian cooking, don’t be scared. Jaden’s recipes are easy to follow and she has a section in the back of the book that explains and describes the ingredients in the book. The recipes are easy enough to make on a weeknight, but good enough to serve when you entertain! The book is also filled with beautiful photos! You will for sure be craving Asian food after flipping through the book.

Congratulations Jaden on a fabulous cookbook! Your Cauliflower Steaks are a regular in our house now. We can’t get enough! We are looking forward to trying all of the recipes in Healthy Asian Favorites. I’m sure they will all be favorites:)

Update: this giveaway is now closed. The winner is Jennifer @Peanut Butter and Peppers (#51). Congratulations!

And now for a fun giveaway! We are giving away one copy of Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites today! To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us, “What is your favorite Asian dish?” 

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The giveaway is open until Monday, February 11th at 11:59 p.m. MST. The giveaway is only open to USA residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!


Cauliflower Steaks with Ginger-Soy Sauce

An easy and impressive way to serve cauliflower!

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes


  • 1 large head of cauliflower very end of stem trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • Pinch of sugar
  • 1 green onion finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds


  1. 1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the cauliflower lengthwise, including the stalk, into 3/4-inch slices and place on a large baking sheet. It's okay if the slices overlap a bit. Drizzle with olive oil.
  2. 2. Roast for 25 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned in places and the stems are easily pierced with a fork.
  3. 3. Whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over the cauliflower to serve.
  4. Reprinted with permission from Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites by Jaden Hair, copyright © 2013. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.

Be sure to check out the recipes our friends made this week to celebrate Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites:

Tuesday, February 5: Jeanette’s Healthy Living – Dan Dan Mien
Thursday, February 7: Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef – Miso Soup/ Dashi Broth
Friday, February 8: White on Rice Couple – Thai Larb Lettuce Cups
Saturday, February 9: RecipeGirl – Kung Pao Chicken
Sunday, February 10: Katie’s Cucina – Sparkling Vietnamese Limeade
Disclosure: This giveaway is being provided by Ten Speed Press, but all of our opinions are our own. 

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Cauliflower steaks rock! I had them at a local restaurant with this eggplant and tomato sauce…SO good. Cool cookbook. Favorite Asian dish? Any kind of vegetable heavy stir fry

  2. I love beef and broccoli stir fry. Actually, I like anything with soy and ginger.
    I follow you on pinterest, facebook and e-mail. Thanks for all the great recipes

  3. I love Asian lettuce wraps. I can make them to my liking usually with grilled chicken yummy veggies and a light ginger dressing!

  4. Favorite Asian dish…that is a tough one. I think I’ll have to go with Potstickers! Maybe not really a “dish,” but so delicious!

  5. Hi Maria, I love pad thai, and ginger soy sauce chicken stir fry, and home-made spring rolls with lobster or shrimp! I also follow you on Facebook:)
    Thanks for great giveaway!

  6. I love Jaden and her recipes! My favorite Asian dish is General Tso’s Chicken, but I really love just about anything with Asian flavors!

  7. I am not a huge Asian food fan unless I make it at home without all the added salt and msg. So this cookbook would be perfect! My favorite Asian food is dumplings – veggie preferably. And I have cauliflower so will be trying this recipe this week! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hot and Sour soup – the bonus is my 5 yr old LOVES it too. The 1st time I made if for him he declared it the best soup ever and wanted it for every meal for the next week.

    I also love anything with ginger!

  9. I subscribe to you RSS feed.

    I find it so easy to get in the stir fry rut when cooking chinese where they all taste the same.

  10. I love the Asian noodle dishes. I also love Jaden’s recipe for her mother’s egg rolls. My family loves them too!

  11. I’m going to cop out and say that I just about love everything (I am Asian, so it’s hard to choose just one dish). I do have dishes that I absolutely adore though – Cantonese beef chow fun and Shanghai stir fried rice cakes.

  12. Been lookin for cauliflower recipes since I’m so into cauliflower these days. This recioe sounds yum and I will try it tonite.
    My favorite asian dish is thai green curry. Love it.

    I’m already an RSS subsctiber and a twitter follower.

  13. OMG, I would love to win this cookbook!!! If I don’t, I will have to buy it! My fave Asian dish is something Korean: kimchi jjigae. . but I also love anything Asian with lemongrass, chicken. . anything with soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and noodles!

  14. Growing up my favorite was always beef broccoli, ever since I was 2! While I still love it, it has been far too long since I’ve had a good steamed pork bun. It may just be nostalgia, but steamed pork buns currently hold my heart as my favorite!

  15. I love Cantonese chow mein but would love to learn how to make a more healthy asian dishe and this cookbook would help!!!

  16. I am following all your boards on pinterest 🙂

    Thanks for hosting this give away! And great choice for the showcase! I can’t wait to try it <3

  17. What is my favorite Asian dish? Definitely walnut shrimp, miso soups, and anything stir-fried! But I also love most Filipino dishes since that’s what my family cooks the most.

  18. I love almost any kind of stir fry with tofu and lots of soy sauce! The best thing about stir fry is you can mix up the vegetables and make it an entirely different dish.

  19. I’d say fried rice— is that too normal? But I love that it is so adaptable for whatever protein and veg you have on hand. And so quick to pull together!!

  20. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pad Kra Pao and Yum Neua! And spring rolls. And Moo Goo Gai Pan. And vegetables with spicy Szechuan sauce. And Pad Kee Mao. So many wonderful Asian dishes, but the ones with heat and lots of veggies are my favorites.

  21. MMM, I love Asian food. I really love anything with Peanut Sauce, so probably a brown rice, chicken, and broccoli with peanut sauce dish!

  22. What is my favorite Asian dish? You might as well ask me “what is the meaning of life?” since it is just as impossible for me to answer. 😉

  23. I’d love to have a copy of this book!! I really enjoy cashew chicken and Korean bbq, but I’m hoping to try these cauliflower steaks next week and they may top the list!

  24. We love Pho and adore Miso Soup. Guess we are a soup loving family, although there are few Asian dishes that we’ve tried that we don’t like. We eat a lot of Asian cuisine.

  25. I love all kinds of Asian food (especially Pad Thai, Kalbi ribs, and Chinese egg rolls) but I really enjoy eating healthy versions that you share online. Can’t wait for your new book!

  26. My favorite asian dish is tricolor rice (japanese), but asian cooking is my personal fav. so there are a lot of meals I appreciate 😉

    thanks for the chance to win Jaden’s new book

  27. I usually order chicken lo mein, but one time I dared to be different and order a ginger chicken loaded with vegetables. It was great – spicy, sweety, crunchy (vegetables), yet tender (chicken).

  28. I have a few Favorite Asian and Steamy Kitchen recipes that are amazing:
    Pho Bo, Scratch made from the base to the bowl!

    Bun Bo Nuoc, Again, all scratch made including the Nuoc Mam Cham dipping sauce!!

  29. My favourite Asian dish is probably Evil Jungle Prince because of the amazing flavours brought by the lemongrass, kafir lime leaves and Thai bird chiles. But it’s very difficult to choose as I love all Asian food.

  30. My favorite Asian dish? Man, that’s a tough one! The top few would be fried rice, sesame chicken, or sushi with miso soup and salad with ginger dressing.

  31. So hard to choose 1 favorite Asian dish, but if it had to be just 1 I think it would be Japanese eggplant in oyster sauce with ginger, chicken and broccoli!

  32. Love the cauliflower steak idea…doing this for dinner tonight! I love kimchee and white rice! Also add in garlic veggie stir fry and I’m eatin’ happy.

  33. My favorite is a dish is one I make myself.. I use mei fun noodles that have been softened in chicken broth. I stir fry whatever veggies I have around but I make sure I have fresh peapods and ‘shrooms. I add a head of baked garlic to the oil and stir fry it all with some soy sauce. I could eat this every day!

  34. I like Thai vegetarian green curry!

    I think I’ll make this recipe tonight. I have some gorgeous heirloom cauliflower (purple and green) left from the farmer’s market. Thanks for the inspiration!


  35. I have to admit…crab Rangoon are very yummy and we order them everytime
    we eat at a Chinese Restaurant…but I also love spicy eggplant or shrimp or anything with a spicy zip…love the hots!

  36. My favorite??? Oooh that’s hard! I love mung bean pancakes with kimchi in them, or korean pine nut jook! But there are so many, I really can’t decide! Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Fried rice is my favorite but I only allow myself to eat it once per year! I would love to learn how to make a healthy version at home.

  38. Theres no way to identify one asian dish as my favorite, I love so many different asian foods. I’d love to have Jaden’s cookbook so I could recreate many favorites in the comfort of my own home!

  39. My favorite Asian dish would have to be ramen from scratch (NOT the little packages of ramen noodle soup in the store). It’s comfort food, and man is it tastey!

  40. Too many favorite Asian dishes to count, but I make a tofu/soba noodle recipe quite often…

    Also, I’m following you on Pinterest! 🙂

  41. being from an asian family, i’ve experienced many home-cooked asian foods. my favorite would have to be fried squid with assorted vegetables. i usually don’t eat as much of the vegetables as i should, i adore the squid.

  42. I don’t know that I can pick just one favorite- there’s something about salty soy sauce, spicy sweet, sweet and sour…. I really love them all!

  43. I don’t know how Asian this is or if it is something we have developed in the US (kind of like real Mexican food vs. TexMex) but I love Walnut Shrimp. Mmmmm.

  44. So many Asian foods that I love: potstickers, seaweed salad, miso soup. America’s Test Kitchen also has a great recipe for home made eggrolls that you bake. They are wonderful!

  45. My favorite asian dish is soba noodle salad. A soy sauce lemon sesame oil dressing. Toppings: tomato slices, cucumber, kalamata olives, avocado slices, toasted nori sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds and salt.

  46. My favorite Asian dish is actually a dessert– coconut sticky rice with fresh, ripe mango. I have to order it at every Thai restaurant, even if I’m stuffed after a big meal of drunken noodles!

  47. Sorry about that last comment, I was trying to enter from my phone! (lesson learned on that one 🙂 ) I follow you on Facebook!

  48. Yum! I love cauliflower and use it to replace alot of starchy veggies since im on a strict low carb diet. I cant wait to try theese! Its so hard for me to find super low carb and gluten free recipes! Thanx so much!

  49. I don’t have a favorite – more like a combination of dishes that I love. Mu Shu Pork, Pad Thai and Sushi – I am crazy for all three.

  50. My fave has to be Cashew Chicken, although, I do love many Asian dishes. Thanks for the chance to win Jaden’s new cookbook!

  51. I’m torn between stir-fried broccoli with crispy tofu and spicy eggplant… I probably couldn’t pick which is my favorite over the other.

  52. Slicing the cauliflower like that is genius! I roasted some (without the sauce- ran out of time) and it was great. I pretty much love all Asian food, but right now feel like some peanut noodles. Yum!

  53. I subscribe via RSS. (and REALLY hope to win this cookbook. Not many are worth the space on my shelf, with all the awesome food blogs, but this one looks like a winner!)

  54. Hi! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I truly enjoy reading your articles.
    Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics?
    Thank you!

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  56. This looks fabulous and I will be sure to try it soon. Just a word of caution to cooks not entirely familiar with all the Gluten Free rules: a lot of soy sauce has wheat in it and so is not gluten free. Use GF Soy Sauce.

  57. Your cauliflower recipe is our favorite. Thanks! Also, you asked about favorite Asian foods and one of my very favorite is bibimbap. It’s that delicious rice topped with toppings Korean dish which I was able to assemble once upon in time when I lived in a college town. Now that I have no access to Asian markets, I am pining for recipes for the various toppings.

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