Roast cabbage with lemon

Roast cabbage with lemon
It's not always easy to find new and appealing ways to cook cabbage, but this recipe – which is fairly simple – will give you a really delicious roast cabbage, flavoured with lemon and tarragon.
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Last modified on: August 26th 2020

Keywords for this recipe:CabbageRoastLemonOttolenghi
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Roast cabbage with lemon : Photo of step #1
In a small bowl, mix: 100 ml olive oil, the zest of 2 lemons, salt and pepper.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Grate 50 g Parmigiano reggiano (Parmesan).

Pluck off the tarragon leaves and discard the stalks.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 4 min.
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Remove the cabbage's outer leaves and its tough stalk.

Note : I am using a pointed cabbage (hispi or sugarloaf type) here. I recommend them as ideally suited to this recipe.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
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Cut into thick slices and cut the top point in half lengthways.

Stage 5 - 4 min.
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Cut out the hard centre stalk from each slice, then arrange on a baking sheet lined with a sheet of cooking parchment.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C).

Use a brush to coat the cabbage slices all over with lemon-flavoured oil.

Stage 7
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When you have brushed all the cabbage, there should be about 2 tablespoonsful of oil left over.

salt and pepper each cabbage slice.

Stage 8 - 25 min.
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Roast in the oven for about 25 minutes. The cabbage should be nicely browned, the edges almost burnt.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Add the juice of 1 lemon to the remaining oil and mix well.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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Transfer the cabbage slices onto the plates and brush again with the lemon-flavoured oil.

Top with the chopped tarragon leaves and grated Parmesan.

Serve immediately.
As always with Yotam Ottolenghi, this very simple, but every detail counts. You will notice how the cheese isn't browned, only added on top of the cabbage as it comes out of the oven, along with the tarragon – just perfect!

If you are using a normal-sized cabbage, cut the slices in half or they will be too big to cook right through properly.
Should be eaten immediately.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,225 Kcal or 5,129 Kj23 gr24 gr113 gr
61 %9 %2 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
101 Kcal or 423 Kj2 gr2 gr9 gr
5 %1 %<1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
306 Kcal or 1,281 Kj6 gr6 gr28 gr
15 %2 %1 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 3.37 €
  • Per person : 0.84 €

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Based on a recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi.
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