Note: This recipe was developed using the Char-Broil Big Easy Oil-Less Fryer. If you are cooking using the Char-Broil Smoker-Roaster Grill you should cook with the lid open and the temperature set to High. You might also need to adjust the cooking time.
As much as I use my Char-Broil Big Easy to cook up fantastic chicken, I also use it just as much for side dishes. This roasted cauliflower came out absolutely delicious. Tender and flavor-packed, with just a hint of smokiness from the bacon. And as with anything I cook on my Big Easy, it was easy to make.
Make sure when you pick out the head of cauliflower at the store that you don’t get a really big one or it won’t fit into the Big Easy. Shoot for one that is about 8″ wide. Or if you prefer, try my recipe for roasted cauliflower florets.
For a little kick don’t be afraid to add a few pinches of dried red pepper flake to the chicken broth as you cook the cauliflower. It won’t be overwhelmingly hot, but it’ll give you a slight hint of heat.
You can roast cauliflower in the standard basket that comes with the Big Easy or a bunk bed basket (lined with foil to keep the liquid in), or the Big Easy cooking rack.
Not in to cauliflower? Roasted carrots are amazing!
Roasted Cauliflower on the Char-Broil Big Easy
- Place the cauliflower in a pot and add the chicken stock.
- Add the thyme and bay leaves.
- Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 12 minutes.
- Drain but reserve some of the cooking liquid.
- Fire up your big easy.
- Place the cauliflower into a pie pan and place into the cooking rack.
- Pour 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid over the cauliflower.
- Pour half of the butter over the cauliflower.
- Sprinkle with more thyme and a few pinches of salt and pepper.
- Place rack into the Big Easy and cook 10-15 minutes or until the cauliflower starts to turn golden in color.
- Remove from cooker and drizzle with remaining butter.
- Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with bacon and more thyme, salt and pepper to taste.
Nutritional values are approximate.