Danish Smothered Cauliflower GF

Prep Time
Cook Time
1d 20m
Ready In


Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (603 g)
  • Calories 407.1
  • Total Fat - 18.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 579.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1082.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 26.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.7 g
  • Sugars - 8.1 g
  • Protein - 36.9 g
  • Calcium - 249 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 103 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Start by boiling the cauliflower head tender in lightly salted water for approximately 15 minutes. Bring the water to a boil before putting the cauliflower in the pot.

Step 2

Pour the water from the pot and let the cauliflower cool for a minimum of 45 minutes.

Step 3

Combine ingredients for dressing

Step 4


Step 5

Roughly chop the iceberg lettuce and spread it on a large platter.

Step 6

Place the cauliflower head on top of the salad.

Step 7

Pour the dressing over the cooled cauliflower head.

Step 8

Garnish the dish with shrimp, peas, tomatoes in boats, quarter eggs and a little dill.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the cauliflower head, look for one that is firm and compact.
  • When selecting the frozen shrimp, look for a package with no signs of freezer burn.

  • For the shrimp, substitute cooked chicken for a protein-packed alternative. The benefit of this substitution is that it provides a cost-effective and versatile protein that can be used in many different dishes. The thinking behind this substitution is that chicken can be a healthier alternative to shrimp while still providing the same flavor and texture.
  • For the iceberg lettuce, substitute kale for a nutrient-dense alternative. The benefit of this substitution is that kale is packed with vitamins and minerals that can help boost your health. The thinking behind this substitution is that kale is a healthier and more nutrient-dense alternative to iceberg lettuce.

Curried Cauliflower Substitute the dill with 1 tablespoon of curry powder and add 1/2 teaspoon of cumin to the dressing.

Roasted Potatoes - Roasted potatoes are the perfect complement to the Danish Smothered Cauliflower GF. They provide a starchy side dish that cuts through the creamy and tangy flavors of the dish. Roasting the potatoes in olive oil and herbs adds a delicious flavor that pairs well with the other ingredients.

Braised Green Beans: Braised green beans are a great side dish to serve with the Danish Smothered Cauliflower GF. The green beans provide a fresh and slightly crunchy contrast to the creamy and tangy flavors of the dish. Braising the green beans in a flavorful broth adds a savory depth of flavor that pairs well with the other ingredients.


Q: How long should I boil the cauliflower?

A: Boil the cauliflower for around 15 minutes until it is tender.

Q: Can I freeze cooked cauliflower?

A: Yes, cooked cauliflower can be frozen for up to 3 months. Make sure to store it in an airtight container.

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Fun facts:

This recipe is a modern take on the traditional Danish dish, 'Smørrebrød'. It is believed to have originated in the 18th century, and is still popular today in Denmark.

The famous Danish chef, Claus Meyer, is credited with popularising this dish. He is also the co-founder of the world-renowned restaurant, Noma, which has been named the best restaurant in the world several times.