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Roasted Cabbage with Warm Walnut-Rosemary Dressing
© Michael Turek

Roasted Cabbage with Warm Walnut-Rosemary Dressing

  • ACTIVE: 30 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 45 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 18
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • STAFF-FAVORITE
  • VEGETARIAN

These hearty cabbage wedges, roasted until golden brown and topped with a fragrant, buttery dressing with rosemary and walnuts, can be made well in advance and served to a crowd.

  1. Three 1 3/4-pound heads of green cabbage, each cut into 6 wedges through the core
  2. 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  3. Salt
  4. Freshly ground pepper
  5. 8 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  6. 6 rosemary sprigs
  7. 1 1/2 cups walnuts (4 1/2 ounces)
  8. 1 stick unsalted butter
  9. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  10. 2 tablespoons Moscatel vinegar (see Note) or white balsamic vinegar
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a large roasting pan, toss the cabbage wedges with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the wedges cut side down in a single layer and scatter the garlic and rosemary sprigs around them. Cover tightly with foil. Bake for about 45 minutes, until the cabbage cores are tender. Uncover and bake for about 20 minutes longer, turning once, until the cabbage is brown around the edges.
  2. Arrange the cabbage on a platter and tent with foil. Strip the rosemary leaves from the stems; discard the stems and garlic.
  3. In a medium skillet, toast the walnuts over moderate heat, tossing, until lightly browned, 5 minutes. Let cool, then coarsely chop.
  4. In the same skillet, melt the butter. Add the chopped walnuts and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the butter turns medium brown and smells nutty, about 5 minutes. Add the rosemary needles and cook, stirring, until crisp, about 1 minute. Reduce the heat to low, stir in both vinegars and cook until the dressing is slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the dressing over the cabbage wedges and serve.
Notes Moscatel vinegar, a lightly sweet and tangy, Spanish white balsamic–like vinegar, is available at specialty food stores and online at taylorsmarket.com.
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