Sunday, November 17, 2013

Oven roasted cabbage steaks recipe

Garlic-rubbed roasted cabbage steaks. Ahjus küpsetatud kapsaviilud.

Sometimes you come across a great and simple recipe that appeals to you instantly. These roasted cabbage "steaks" caught my attention at a food bloggers' Facebook chat few days ago, and I made the dish just hours after reading about it. I had made roasted cabbage slices with lemon from Kalyn's Kitchen before, several times, actually, so I knew I'd love roasted cabbage. This was very similar recipe, though the cabbage was cut into thick slices instead of wedges, and garlic was used to season the cabbage instead of lemon juice.

Cheap as chips, suits pretty much all known diets (Paleo, LCHF, vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free), overall a great way to serve that humble cabbage to your family and friends.

Oven-roasted cabbage steaks
(Küpsekapsas)
Serves 4 to 6

Adapted from Everyday Maven, originally Martha Stewart's recipe. Martha suggests you sprinkle a tablespoon of caraway or fennel seeds on top and I can see how that would work really well. Next time!

Garlic-rubbed roasted cabbage steaks. Ahjus küpsetatud kapsaviilud.

1 head of green cabbage, preferably organic
olive oil
a few garlic cloves, finely chopped
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 200 C/400 F.

Brush a baking sheet lightly with oil.

Remove the outer leaves of the cabbage, then cut the cabbage from top to bottom (e.g. the root end) into 1-1,5 cm thick slices ("steaks"). Place onto the baking sheet.

Scatter about half of the garlic on top, season generously with salt and pepper, then drizzle with olive oil.

Cabbage steaks. Küpsetatud kapsalõigud.

Bake in the middle of the oven for about 25-30 minutes, until the "cabbage steaks" are golden brown on edges.

Carefully flip the cabbage slices over, scatter the rest of the garlic on top, season and drizzle with oil. Return the oven and bake for another 20-30 minutes, until cabbage is cooked and golden brown around the edges.

Serve hot.

Garlic-rubbed roasted cabbage steaks. Ahjus küpsetatud kapsaviilud.

Got leftovers? Chop the cabbage and use in those dishes:
Finnish mince and cabbage gratin
Estonian cabbage and mince stew

8 comments:

tanita♥davis said...

Mmm-hmm - and yum.
I do this with sprouts, only cut them in half.

I just love the phrase "cheap as chips." And so much better, in many ways!

Pille said...

Tanita, I actually bought a big bag of sprouts at the Farmers Market on Saturday. They are so hard to come by, especially nice ones!
When I told that to a expat British chef who lives here, he said he doesn't know many people who get so excited about Brussels sprouts :D

Cindy said...

Never thought to roast cabbage!

Anonymous said...

Nam nam. Must try. I bet it would taste even better roasted with some bacon on top of the cabbage.
Hugo

Kalyn Denny said...

LOVE this!!

Pille said...

Cindy - well, there's always the first time!

Hugo - crispy bacon would indeed be an excellent garnish!

Kalyn - I knew you would! And thanks again for that wonderful roasted cabbage wedges with lemon recipe!

Anonymous said...

I add lemon juice to the oil 1:1, then make sure there is lots of crispy almost burnt edges. Soooooo yummy!

Pille said...

Anon - thank you for the tip!!!