Baked cabbage steaks are a delicious and creative way to enjoy cabbage, transforming this humble vegetable into a flavorful and satisfying dish. Here’s a simple recipe for making baked cabbage steaks:
1 head of cabbage
Salt and pepper, to taste
Optional seasonings: garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, thyme, or your favorite herbs and spices
Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
Prepare the Cabbage:
Remove any loose or damaged outer leaves from the cabbage.
Cut the cabbage into thick slices, each about 1 to 1.5 inches thick, creating “steaks.” You can keep the core intact to help the steaks hold their shape.
Brush with Olive Oil:
Place the cabbage steaks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Brush both sides of each steak with olive oil, ensuring they are well-coated.
Season the Cabbage:
Season the cabbage steaks with salt, pepper, and any additional seasonings you prefer. Get creative with herbs and spices to add extra flavor.
Bake in the Oven:
Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the edges of the cabbage are golden brown, and the cabbage is tender.
Optional Broil (for added crispiness):
If you want a bit more crispiness, you can turn on the broiler for the last 2-3 minutes of baking, but keep a close eye to prevent burning.
Carefully remove the cabbage steaks from the oven. Transfer them to a serving platter.
Garnish with fresh herbs, a drizzle of balsamic glaze, or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese if desired.
Serve the baked cabbage steaks as a delicious side dish. They pair well with various proteins and make for a flavorful, low-carb alternative to traditional roasted vegetables.
This simple recipe lets the natural sweetness of the cabbage shine through while offering a delightful combination of textures. Feel free to customize the seasonings to suit your taste preferences.