Cauliflower Recipe with Beer Butter Sauce

Charred cauliflower with beer butter sauce

  • serves 4 as a side
  • Easy

Try cooking with beer this weekend. Wheat beers are fresher tasting, usually with citrus notes and a creamy finish – great in cream or butter sauces. Serve this charred cauliflower recipe with roast chicken, grilled fish or braised lentils



  • whole cauliflower 1 medium
  • olive oil 2 tbsp


  • unsalted butter 75g
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • wheat beer (such as Blue Moon) 100ml
  • runny honey ½-1 tsp


  • Step 1

    To make the beer butter sauce, put the butter in a small pan and heat until light golden and smelling nutty. Remove from the heat, whisk in the crushed garlic, then pour in the beer. Put back on the heat for 2-3 minutes, whisking continually. Don’t cook for too long, just enough to evaporate the alcohol. Remove from the heat – it will thicken slightly as it cools.

  • Step 2

    Heat the grill to high. Break the cauliflower into large florets, cut the stalk into chunks and tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces. Transfer to a bowl, and toss with the olive oil and some seasoning until everything is well coated. Tip onto a large, shallow baking tray and grill for 15-25 minutes, tossing halfway through, or until the cauliflower is tender and a little charred.

  • Step 3

    Whisk the beer sauce and taste for seasoning. Stir in enough honey to balance the bitterness of the beer and pour over the cauliflower to serve.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 249
  • Fat 21.5g
  • Saturates 10.7g
  • Carbs 7.9g
  • Sugars 5.8g
  • Fibre 2.5g
  • Protein 3.7g