Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I love the Shamrock Plant. I bought one of each color and then potted them together.

Looks so pretty.
Traditional Irish dinner. This year I made:

Roasted Cabbage with Lemon

1 medium-sized head of green cabbage
2 tablespoons olive oil
2-3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (I used 1 lemon)
generous amount of sea salt and fresh ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a roasting pan with non-stick spray or olive oil.
Cut the head of cabbage into 8 same-size wedges, cutting through the core and stem end. Then carefully trim the core strip and stem from each wedge and arrange wedges in a single layer on the roasting pan (leave some space around them as much as you can.)
Whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice. Then use a pastry brush to brush the top sides of each cabbage wedge with the mixture and season generously with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Turn cabbage wedges carefully, then brush the second side with the olive oil/lemon juice mixture ad season with salt and pepper.
Roast cabbage for about 15 minutes, or until the side touching the pan is nicely browned. Then turn each wedge carefully and roast 10-15 minutes more, until the cabbage is nicely browned and cooked through with a bit of chewiness remaining. Serve hot, with additional lemon slices to squeeze lemon juice on at the table if desired.