Oil and lemon marinated cabbage. So delicious! A half head of cabbage that’s chopped up/sliced, then first seared in pan, second, to be roasted in oven until it’s tender and caramelized inside, browned and crispy the outside. With the marinade you’ll love it with the pop of lemon. Adding the butter roasted hazelnuts, I would say, the nuttiness, sour, salt and pepper provide a perfect blend of tastes.
If you are like me, hesitated regarding cabbage up until now, I know the feeling. Not a lot of people see it on menus and say “Wow! Cabbage, we must order”. But now, I have changed my mind. Seriously, try it and see if you change yours. This easy recipe just take a few minutes to prepare.
Cabbage itself contains several health benefits. It’s low in calories and packed with Vitamin-K, Vitamin-C, Vitamin-B6, folate, and fibers.
If you find yourself liking cabbage, see my other cabbage recipe’s . I have a fantastic sesame dressing with crunchy cabbage to recommend.
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Baking paper, parchment paper, bakery paper, waxed paper, cooking paper, butter paper
Oil and lemon marinated cabbage with roasted hazelnuts
- 0.5 Cabbage head 700 g
- 4 tbsp Butter
- 2 dl Hazel nuts
- 1 Lemon, juice freshly pressed
- 2 tbsp Olive oil Extra virgin
- Salt and black peppar
- 1 tbsp Curry powder Optional, I'm using Madras hot curry powder
- Prepare the ingredients. Set your oven to 225 °C / 430°F. Put baking paper on a oven plate. Start with splitting the cabbage into smaller pieces, and then squeeze the juice from a lemon. Mix together with the olive oil.
- Now, brown the cabbage around in butter in a hot pan until it gets a beautiful color, about 4-5 minutes per side
- Place the cabbage with the cut surface on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush the cabbage all over with the lemon/oil, add a generously amount of salt, pepper and curry powderBake in the lower/middle part of the oven until the cabbage is soft, 20-30 minutes. The last minutes crisp them up
- And while the cabbage is in oven, roughly chop the nuts. Melt the butter in a frying pan. Add the nuts and fry until the butter is browned and the nuts are golden brown. Put aside until the cabbage is ready and then spread the buttered nuts over the cabbage.
- Serve the cabbage together, as a warm salad, to your main dish, as in this example spicy smoked kabanos sausage with tzatziki sauce, but will fit perfectly with other meat dishes as well. Top the plate with avocado and tomato