If you are looking for an alternative to Chicken Parmesan, or simply enjoy cauliflower, this recipe might be perfect for you. My recipe swaps out the chicken replacing it with cauliflower steaks. The steaks are grilled and are not breaded and fried as a traditional chicken parm. Each grilled steak is topped with a mix of Italian melting cheese and a drizzle of marinara sauce. I spiced my sauce with a bit of Calabrian chilies to add a zip to the final dish.
I used an electric indoor grill unit, a new release from GreenPan, to cook the cauliflower steaks. You may have a Cuisinart Griddler or even an older George Forman Grill. All of these will work to make this recipe. Don't have any of these? A large cast iron Lodge skillet will do just fine.
Generously cover each steak with a handful of the grated cheese. The cheese will melt with the carry-over heat from the grill. Transfer the steaks to a serving platter.
Mix together the Calabrian chilies and the marinara sauce. Lightly drizzle the steaks with the sauce, sprinkling with fresh grated Parmesan cheese. Serve as a side dish or with pasta.