Whole Braaied Cauliflower

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.



17 responses to “Whole Braaied Cauliflower

  1. I am missing your posts? I hope you are well?


  2. It looks really yum!


  3. I can’t wait to start grilling every night again, we can certainly do this one! a super idea… c


    • It does look like spring is heading your way. Summer ended suddenly with our terrible humidity lifting – we are enjoying some cooler weather. But at least it’s never too cold to ‘grill’ here 🙂


  4. Lovely – like its own little steamer! I adore cauliflower and often do it with cumin seeds and dried coriander roasted, so I think this would be good too cooked your way.


  5. Love cauliflower, Zabwan. This does sound very easy and as you say, no pots to wash afterwards. 😉 xxx


  6. This sounds drool worthy, I imagine that the cauli cooks superbly well in it’s own juices


  7. This sounds delicious!!!


  8. this one is going to get a try at home for sure!


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