Here’s a different take on cabbage. This is a super quick side dish that is different from any other cabbage dish I have had. Adding lemon zest, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese after a quick saute of cabbage brings a mild flavor and almost creamy texture. It doesn’t take much lemon juice before it is too lemony for my taste, so make sure to add a little and then taste. Enjoy!
2 Tbsp. oil (I used avocado oil)
1/2 lb. cabbage, sliced into ribbons
1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest
Fresh lemon juice, to taste
Grated Parmesan, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Heat oil in a large, heavy saute pan over high heat until smoking. Add the cabbage, spread it out, and sear for 90 seconds, you want it to be browned but not burned. Add 1/2 tsp. salt and lemon zest and stir, cooking for another couple of minutes, until cabbage is wilted but retains some of its crunch. Add lemon juice, a generous handful of Parmesan, and salt and pepper to taste, and serve.