Red Cabbage

I recently read something about seared red cabbage, although I have no idea where it was. Bon Appetite? Some MSN article that popped up when I signed out of hotmail? No clue. *edit- it was the newsletter that comes with our CSA share.

At any rate, the words "seared cabbage" stuck in my head, and my little head of red cabbage didn't need to worry about languishing forever (to the point of complete wilt-down) in the veggie drawer.

  • small head red cabbage, quartered and stem removed
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • lemon pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup apple, finely diced
  • walnuts, chopped
  • cauliflower greens, chopped (optional, I just hate to throw them on the compost heap)
  1. preheat oven to 350
  2. drizzle cabbage quarters with fresh lemon juice, sprinkle with peppers and nutmeg
  3. heat oil in cast iron skillet until almost smoking
  4. carefully sear each cut side of the cabbage, working in batches if necessary
  5. return all cabbage to the skillet, add greens, apple and walnuts around the cabbage
  6. move to oven and bake 15-30 minutes, until cabbage reaches desired softness (really you could eat it right after searing. we ordered pizza, so I cooked it about 1/2 hour while we waited; it was on the soft side, but still very good)
  7. broil for a minute to get the top slightly crunchy right before serving

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