Sunday, July 14, 2013

Baked Cabbage

Cabbage has never been my favourite veggie. I guess that's just because I've never tried making anything with it. All I've tried was a raw cabbage in a salad, pickled cabbage or a filling in an empanada...
So when I bought a cabbage a few days ago I didn't want to make the same - too boring. I had to think of something more impressive. Hmmm..What about... baking a cabbage? Seasoned with spices, roasted in butter and baked in a sour cream sauce. Sounds good. The smell while I was roasting it was great and I knew it was going to taste great, too. It was nicely browned, fragrant and reminded me of roasted brussels sprouts. 

And then I took it out of the oven. Wait a moment. Am I eating a cabbage? A cabbage??? Can a CABBAGE taste SO good? Noo way. Try this recipe, especially if you don't like cabbage.

Baked Cabbage
1 head cabbage
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp cumin seeds
pinch sesame seeds
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp salt
8 tbsp vegetable stock
5 tbsp sour cream
1/2 tbsp butter

1) Cut the cabbage into 8 equal wedges. Place in a salted boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from water, pour on some cold tap water and leave to drain.

2) In a large saucepan, melt 1 tbsp of butter. Place the cabbage on one side and roast until little browned on both sides. Add cumin, paprika, salt and 4 tablespoons of vegetable stock. Cover and saute for about 15 minutes on medium-low heat.

3) Preheat your oven to 220C.

4) Pour the remaining vegetable stock into a large oval baking dish so all the bottom is coated. Place cabbage wedges and spread sour cream on top. Sprinkle some butter on top. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes or until tops are golden brown.

Recipe by collecting memories


  1. This is great...I always buy a head of cabbage for a salad or something else where I don't use all of it, and then I'm stumped with what to do with the rest of it. Thanks for the idea!


    1. Hope you're going to try this! It's really delicious :)


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