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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cooking light

We've been trying to eat light and I promised to pass on some recipes. Cooking light is not always easy to do without skimping on flavor. Cabbage is one of those good for you foods that is also good to eat.

This is a great side dish that is huge on flavor but slim on calories. The balsamic reduction sauce adds an extra punch. It is not your basic boiled, stink-up-the-house cabbage. This goes great with pork or chicken, Bill was glad to see something besides soup!

Roasted Cabbage
1 head red cabbage
1 head green cabbage
1 onion
3 garlic cloves
salt and pepper
2 Tbs olive oil
1 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbs brown sugar

Cut the small cabbage heads into 1 inch chunks, slice the onions into wedges. Toss with olive oil and minced garlic. Spread into a 9x13 baking dish. Add salt and pepper. Bake at 400° for 30 minutes until roasted, stir gently halfway through.

To make the balsamic reduction~ combine vinegar and brown sugar in a small pan. Cook at a rolling boil until reduced to a syrup. Top the roasted cabbage with balsamic reduction sauce. In this photo I had the minced garlic in the reduction sauce... but didn't like it that way~ so I changed the recipe. My prerogative!
Y'all enjoy!


Lianne said...

Thank you for posting this! I cannot tell you how bored with salad I am! I can't wait to try the cabbage.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Lianne~ we get bored easily! Everyone needs a little spice :-)

Barb said...

This looks yummy.....Barb

Doodles said...

Big Cooking Light fan.........this is just a super dish for this time of the year......thanks!!!

The Cottage In The Curve said...

I love cabbage and must try this. Since John's been off work he's been doing the cooking. I'll tell him to pick up some cabbage. Thanks

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Doodles~ aren't we all trying to shave calories?
Pat~ Even John can do this. You are a lucky gal.

Becky said...

That is some great looking cabbage, Sandi. My doc's office is all participating in Scale Back Alabama, too, and are doing it in teams as a contest. They're winning money every week.

Best of luck to you! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lori Lynn said...

I never thought to roast cabbage. Great idea. Will try.

justabeachkat said...

I can't wait to try this one.

BTW...I need some help with Super Bowl decorations in my formal dining room where we'll be putting the food this year. I've posted some pics of the room. Help! Can you look through your centerpiece photos to see if there's a good idea for me?


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