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Roasted Purple Cabbage Wedges

Why is purple cabbage called red cabbage?  It’s not red.  This is a mystery to me.  I call it purple cabbage.  So there.

In any case, I usually prefer the red to the green.  It’s a little sweeter and holds its shape better when cooked.  Nobody wants limp, squishy cabbage.  But firm, almost crunchy cabbage bursting with flavor?  That’s another story.  These wedges are simple to make and very tasty!  I cooked these in the oven, but I also think they’d be great on the grill too. Or campfire?

If you prefer green cabbage, either kind will work great for this.  Since I prefer my veggies a little on the crunchy side I only cooked mine about 20 minutes.  If you like it a little softer, keep it in a little longer.

Roasted Red Cabbage

Roasted “Red” Cabbage.  Even more purple when it’s cooked!

Roasted Purple Cabbage Wedges

1 red cabbage, quartered
4 strips bacon
1 tsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. worcestershire
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Cook bacon and drain on paper towels.  Preheat oven to 425˚.  Mix olive oil, lemon juice, worcestershire in a small bowl.  Place each wedge on a square of foil.  Drizzle mixture over each one, sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Crumble bacon on top.  Wrap each wedge individually.

Ready to wrap and cook.

Ready to wrap and cook.

Place on a baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes.

These paired beautifully with farmers market franks and snap peas.  Yum!

Roasted Red Cabbage

Roasted Purple Cabbage, snap peas & franks.  Delish!

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Thai Steak Salad

I love Thai food with its complex flavors and fresh ingredients.  A little sweet, a little tangy, a bit of salty, and a zip of heat.  But sometimes I only think about curries and noodles and forget about Thai salads.  This salad is as tasty as it is pretty and comes together in a snap.

Thai Steak Salad

Thai Steak Salad
(from Cooking Light)

1 flank steak (or substitute sirloin or flatiron steak if not available)
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tbsp. fish sauce
2 tsp. minced fresh garlic
1 tsp. Sriracha (hot chile sauce)
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
1 1/4 cups fresh bean sprouts
3/4 cup julienne-cut carrots
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/3 cup fresh basil leaves

Heat large grill pan over medium-high heat.  Coat pan with cooking spray.  Sprinkle steak with salt & pepper.  Add steak to pan and cook 6 minutes on each side or to desired doneness.  Remove steak from pan and let stand 5 minutes.  Cut across grain into thin slices.

Combine lime juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic and Sriracha in a small bowl.  Stir well with whisk.  In a large bowl combine cabbage, bean sprouts, carrots and herbs.  Add two tablespoons sauce to beef and toss.  Add remaining sauce to the cabbage mixture and toss well.  Toss steak and cabbage and eat!  Serves 4.

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