Oven-Roasted Cabbage Steaks

Cabbage Steaks are thick slices of cabbage transformed into a tender, flavorful dish that will captivate your taste buds.

June 7, 2023
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 25 mins
Total 40 mins

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 °F (220 °C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Remove any loose or damaged outer leaves from the cabbage head. Trim the bottom of the cabbage head. Leave the core intact to help hold the steaks together.
  3. Place the cabbage head on a cutting board, stem side down. Slice the cabbage into about 1-1.5 inches thick rounds using a large, sharp knife.
  4. Brush both sides of the cabbage steaks with cooking oil to prevent sticking and promote browning.
  5. Season them with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  6. Place the seasoned cabbage slices on the baking sheet evenly spaced.
  7. Roast for about 20-25 minutes, or until the steaks are tender and golden brown on the edges. You can flip them halfway through the cooking process for even browning if desired.
  8. If desired, you can add grated cheese, breadcrumbs, or a drizzle of vinaigrette sauce to the cabbage steaks during the last few minutes of cooking.
  9. Remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes.
  10. Serve them hot as a main course or a side dish.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Roasted Cabbage Steaks
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
Calories149
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.3 g13.2%
Sodium 278 mg12.1%
Protein 3.2 g6.4%
Potassium 428 mg9.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Tips

  • Choose a firm and large cabbage. Look for one that heavy for its size and has crisp outer leaves. Savoy cabbage, green cabbage, or Napa cabbage are best for cabbage steaks.
  • Slice the cabbage. Remove any loose or damaged outer leaves and trim the bottom of the cabbage head. Slice it into pieces about 1-1.5 inches thick.
  • Brush both sides of the cabbage steaks with olive oil or your preferred cooking oil. This helps to prevent sticking to them.
  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). This helps make cabbage steaks tender.
  • Place the cabbage slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. This will prevent the steaks from sticking to the pan.
  • Don't overcrowd the pan. If you're pan-searing the cabbage steaks instead of roasting them in the oven, ensure you have enough space in the pan. Otherwise, it can lead to soggy cabbage steaks. Cook them in batches, if necessary.
  • Roast the cabbage steaks in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are tender and golden brown on the edges. You can flip them halfway through the cooking process for even browning.
  • If desired, you can add extra flavor by topping the cabbage slices with grated cheese, breadcrumbs, or a drizzle of sauce during the last few minutes of cooking. This will create a delicious crust and add extra texture.
  • The thickness of the cabbage steaks will affect the cooking time. Thicker steaks may require a longer cooking time to become tender.
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These thick slices of tender and slightly caramelized cabbage offer a vegetarian or vegan twist to the classic steak experience. You can roast them to caramelize, pan-sear them for a crispy exterior, or grill them for a smoky twist. With their golden edges and tender centers, oven-baked cabbage steaks are a satisfying meal on their own. It is also a complementary flavor alongside various dishes.

Crispy Roasted Cabbage Steaks are an easy-to-prepare and healthy main dish or side dish with just a few basic ingredients. Whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or simply looking to add more plant-based meals to your diet, prepare healthy and flavor-packed vegetable dishes with this roasted cabbage steak recipe.

What Are Cabbage Steaks?

Cabbage steaks are thick slices of cabbage that are cooked to a tender and slightly caramelized texture. They can be served as a main course or a side dish. This cabbage recipe is a perfect vegetarian or vegan alternative to traditional meat steaks.

You can roast them to caramelize, pan-sear them for a crispy exterior, or grill them for a smoky twist.

To make cabbage steaks, slice a cabbage head into thick rounds, similar to steak cuts, and then roast or pan-sear them until they are tender and golden brown on the edges. Season them with spices, herbs, and sauces.

What Kind of Cabbage Is Best for Cabbage Steaks?

You can use several types of cabbage to make cabbage steaks. Green cabbage, savoy cabbage, and napa cabbage are best for this steak recipe. These cabbage types have a crisp and tender texture. This makes them a good choice for cabbage steak recipes.

How To Cut Cabbage For Making Cabbage Steaks?

To cut cabbage to make cabbage steaks:

  • Choose a large, firm cabbage head that feels heavy for its size. Look for cabbage heads with crisp, vibrant leaves.
  • Remove the outer leaves. Peel off and discard any loose or damaged outer leaves. Trim the bottom of the cabbage head if necessary.
  • Leave the core intact, as it helps hold the cabbage steak together during cooking. Otherwise, cutting through the core will cause the steak to fall apart.
  • Slice into steaks. Place the cabbage head on a cutting board, stem side down. Use a large, sharp knife to slice the cabbage into thick rounds, about 1 to 1.5 inches thick. Make sure the slices are even for cooking.
  • If the cabbage steaks are too large, you can cut them into smaller portions.

How to Make Cabbage Steaks?

Cabbage steaks can be cooked using various methods to suit your preferences. Here are different cooking methods for cabbage steaks:

Oven-Roasted Cabbage Steaks:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 °F (220 °C).
  • Slice the head of cabbage into thick rounds.
  • Brush both sides of the cabbage steaks with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the cabbage slices on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until tender and golden brown, flipping halfway through for even cooking.

Pan-Seared Cabbage Steaks:

  • Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Slice the cabbage into thick rounds.
  • Brush both sides of the cabbage slices with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place them in the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes per side until tender and nicely browned.
  • Flip the steaks gently to avoid breaking them and cook the other side.

Grilled Cabbage Steaks:

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Slice the cabbage into thick rounds.
  • Brush both sides of the cabbage steaks with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the cabbage slices directly on the grill grates and cook for 4-5 minutes per side until tender and charred grill marks appear.
  • Flip the steaks gently to avoid breaking them and cook the other side.

How Long Does It Take to Cook Cabbage Steaks?

The cooking time for cabbage steaks can vary depending on the thickness of the slices and the cooking method used.

Oven-Roasted Cabbage Steaks: To bake steaks in the oven, it takes around 20-25 minutes at a temperature of 425 °F (220 °C).

Pan-Seared Cabbage Steaks: When making pan-searing steaks, this cooking method usually takes about 4-5 minutes per side over medium-high heat.

Grilled Cabbage Steaks: On the grill, cabbage steaks cook for around 4-5 minutes per side over medium-high heat.

These cooking times are approximate and may vary depending on the thickness of the cabbage steaks and your desired level of tenderness.

How To Prevent Cabbage Steaks From Falling Apart During Cooking?

To prevent cabbage steaks from falling apart during cooking:

  • Cut cabbage slices thick. Slice the cabbage into thick steaks, about 1 to 1.5 inches thick. This helps it hold together better during cooking.
  • Keep the core intact. When slicing the cabbage, leave the core intact. The core helps hold the cabbage steak together and maintain its shape while cooking.
  • Handle the steaks carefully. When transferring the cabbage steaks to the cooking surface or flipping them, use a spatula or tongs to prevent them from falling apart.
  • Use high heat. This helps to create a firm and caramelized exterior, which helps hold the steaks together.
  • Avoid overcooking. Otherwise, cabbage can become soft and fall apart. Cook until the steaks are tender but still hold their shape.

What to Serve with Cabbage Steaks?

Cabbage steaks can be served as a main course or a side dish. They go well with sauces, such as tahini, pesto, or yogurt-based dressings. You can also serve them with quinoa, rice, or couscous. For additional protein, you can serve them with grilled tofu or chickpeas. Baked cabbage steaks can be served as a side dish with roasted vegetables.

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How To Store Cabbage Steaks?

To store cabbage steaks, allow them to cool completely. Separate the steaks to avoid sticking together. Place the cabbage slices in airtight containers or sealable plastic bags. Store them for 3 days in the refrigerator.

When ready to eat, reheat the cabbage steaks in the oven or on the stovetop over gentle heat. This helps retain their texture and prevents them from becoming mushy.

Can Cabbage Steaks Be Frozen?

Yes, cabbage steaks can be frozen. However, the texture of cabbage may change after freezing and thawing. Freezing can cause the cabbage to become softer and lose some of its crispness.

To freeze the cabbage steaks, cook them using your preferred method. Allow them to cool completely before freezing. Wrap each cabbage steak tightly in plastic wrap or place them in freezer-safe bags. Store them for 2 months in the freezer.

When you're ready to enjoy the frozen cabbage steaks, transfer them to the refrigerator and allow them to thaw overnight. Once thawed, you can reheat them in the oven or on the stovetop using gentle heat until they are warmed through.

How To Reheat Cabbage Steaks?

To reheat cabbage steaks,

In The Oven: Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C) and place the cabbage steaks on a baking sheet or in a baking dish. Cover the dish with foil to prevent it from drying out. Bake them for about 10-15 minutes until heated through. For a crisper texture, remove the foil and continue baking for a few more minutes.

On The Stovetop: Heat a skillet over medium heat, add the cabbage steaks, and cover with a lid. Allow them to warm up for a few minutes, flipping them occasionally for even heating.

In The Microwave: Place the cabbage steaks on a microwave-safe dish and cover with a lid or microwave-safe wrap. Heat on high power for 1-2 minutes until warmed through.

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