Grilled cabbage on the barbeque – an unlikely dish? We don’t think so! Grilled cabbage over the coals is sweet, tender, smoky and utterly delicious, and makes the perfect side dish for your next get-together.
Hands up if you love cooking on the barbeque, grill or braai! Whatever you call it, it’s a surefire way to add flavour and complexity to a dish. Generally, when you think about cooking over coals, you’re going to think about meat no? Well, in the case of this dish, we’re taking that expectation and turning it on its head because this dish is all about the cabbage, baby!
Cabbage is having a bit of a renaissance at the moment. Long considered a rather un-sexy vegetable, its versatility, flavour and deliciousness have too long gone under-appreciated. Well, I say no more! Cabbage cooked over the coals epitomises everything delicious about cabbage. It’s tender, it’s smoky, and it’s butter-basted into flavoursome submission.
To make this yummy side dish, all you need is 5 simple ingredients. You’ll also need a grill, barbeque or Weber braai with a lid. This recipe also could not be simpler to follow! You’ll lightly grill the cabbage over the coals then cook it with the lid on. Keep basting all the while with the gochujang and butter mix to lock in the flavour and add caramelisation. The cabbage cooks quickly over the coals, needing only 10-15 minutes in total. Cook times will of course depend on the heat of the coals and the size of your grill, so just watch closely during the cook.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of cabbage makes the ideal grilled cabbage?
We’ve used Savoy cabbages here, which are smaller and finer in texture. Feel free to use whichever cabbage you have available to you.
I can’t find gochujang, what else can I use?
If you aren’t able to find gochujang, you can try substituting it with another bean paste such as miso, and add some chilli. You can also substitute gochujang for sri racha sauce, or your favourite chilli sauce.