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 Big Easy to cook up fantastic chicken, I also use it just as much for side dishes. This roasted cauliflower on the Char-Broil Big Easy 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 for your roasted cauliflower on the Char-Broil Big Easy. Don’t get a really big one or it won’t fit into the cooker. 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.