Saturday, December 3, 2011

Roasted Cabbage with Lemon

I love trying new foods for the first time. This is the first time I've ever eaten cooked cabbage. I know many people eat cooked cabbage as a New Year's tradition but my family never did that. The only way I've eaten cabbage is in cole slaw.

Seems lately, I've been roasting a lot of veggies, and adding lemon juice always adds tons of flavor so I was excited to try this recipe. It turned out great. I'll still admit that I'm not a huge fan of cooked cabbage but I loved the roasted, lemony flavor. Are any of you big cabbage fans?

Roasted Cabbage with Lemon
Source: Kalyn's Kitchen

1 medium-sized head of green cabbage
2 T. olive oil
3 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice
generous amount of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
lemon slices, for serving

Preheat oven to 450F. Spray a roasting pan with non-stick spray or olive oil.

Cut the head of cabbage into 8 same-size wedges, cutting through the core and stem end. Then carefully trim the core strip and stem from each wedge and arrange wedges in a single layer on the roasting pan (leave some space around them as much as you can.)

Whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice (use the larger amount of lemon juice if you like a lot of lemon like I do.) Then use a pastry brush to brush the top sides of each cabbage wedge with the mixture and season generously with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Turn cabbage wedges carefully, then brush the second side with the olive oil/lemon juice mixture and season with salt and pepper.

Roast cabbage for about 15 minutes, or until the side touching the pan is nicely browned. Then turn each wedge carefully and roast 10-15 minutes more, until the cabbage is nicely browned and cooked through with a bit of chewiness remaining. Serve hot, with additional lemon slices to squeeze lemon juice on at the table if desired.

1 comment:

  1. Love cabbage here although we don't have it very often. Can't have corned beef without it, also like it in bubble and squeak (mashed potatoes and cooked cabbage sauteed). I like it in coleslaw although no one else does.