Whole Curry Cauliflower

A cooked curried cauliflower sliced in half exposing the orange tinted insides.
This recipe is sponsored by Slap Yo' Daddy

A whole cauliflower is prepared with a barbecue rub and curry-flavored mayonnaise to create a showstopping side dish for the next family gathering.

The prepared whole cauliflower is slowly cooked in a smoker to become tender while absorbing the flavors added to it. It is cooked till soft yet still able to hold its structural integrity and firmness to the bite.

To add a spin try using a variety of different curry mixes such as Thai red curry, green curry paste, or even Penang. This is also a goo option for a vegetarian option or even vegan with the correct selection of mayonnaise.

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Curry sauce being spooned over a whole cauliflower.
The cauliflower is trimmed, seasoned with the rub, then covered in the curry mayonnasie.
Curried cauliflower served on a square white plate.
Once cooked the curried cauliflower will be the highlight side dish to any meal.
A head of cauliflower springled in a barbecue rub.
The barbecue rub on the cauliflower adds both color and flavor.
A cauliflower on the grill with a golden brown covering.
Once cooked, the curry coating over the cauliflower will be starting to brown to create a flavorsome layer.
A cooked curried cauliflower sliced in half exposing the orange tinted insides.
Both the barbecue rub and curry paste combine to color the cauliflower throughout the cook to create an appealing presentation.

Whole Curry Cauliflower Recipe

This recipe is sponsored by Slap Yo’ Daddy.
A cooked curried cauliflower sliced in half exposing the orange tinted insides.
This is a great way to bring a punch of flavor to the humble cauliflower.
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 1 hour
Ready in 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
CourseSide Dish



  • smoker


  • Preheat a smoker to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  • Mix mayonnaise with the Japanese curry roux until well blended.
  • Wash and trim cauliflower then season with all-purpose rub inside and outside.
  • Spread the mayonnaise curry mixture all over the cauliflower.
  • Cook the cauliflower in the preheated smoker for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until it is fork tender.
  • Serve and garnish with diced cilantro.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 240kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 223mgPotassium: 490mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 80IUVitamin C: 70mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mg

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