We tried something different for a vegetable side-dish when we were braai-ing the other evening – a whole cauliflower, wrapped in tinfoil and baked over the coals. It was delicious, so easy, and just think, no pots to wash! 🙂
All you need is a whole head of cauliflower, not too large, preferebly young and fresh, a piece of tinfoil large enough to wrap it in firmly, seasonings, and butter or olive oil, or both.
- Trim and wash the cauliflower, and place it in the centre of the piece of tinfoil.
- Draw up the sides of the tinfoil to make a ‘bowl’, then season the cauliflower – I used Robertsons Veggie Sprinkles herb mix for this version, but curry powder would be delicious, so would a good sprinkling of any spice mix like rosemary and garlic or lemon pepper, or even just plain salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Drizzle some olive oil over the cauliflower, then place a dollop of butter on top.
- Pull up the sides of the tinfoil, and wrap it firmly over the cauliflower head, pressing it tightly around to seal the yumminess inside.
- Place the packet on a grid over a bed of hot coals and bake until tender and cook, about hour, maybe more. You should be able to slip a sharp knife easily through the centre when it is done.
- To serve, place on a plate, open the tinfoil, and cut into portions.