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Grilled Cabbage with Chili Garlic Butter

By Sarit Packer & Itamar Srulovich - Friend of Milk Street

4 as a starter or 8 as a side
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There is nothing like a market stall piled high with cabbages in a huge variety of shades from pure white to bright lime green or deep purplish red. Some may be larger than your head, their huge leaves used for stuffing; some may be small and crunchy and perfect for salad; some may be more fibrous, lending themselves to slow stewing. White cabbage is possibly the most underrated of all, but we absolutely love it. This is hands down the best way to eat any cabbage. You don’t even really need the dressing if you don’t fancy it – just grill a cabbage and eat it. Reprinted with permission from Itamar Srulovich & Sarit Packer's Chasing Smoke: Cooking Over Fire Around the Levant by Itamar Srulovich & Sarit Packer (Pavilion, 2021). Photographs copyright © 2021 by Patricia Niven.


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    large, round white cabbage

  • 2

    tbsp olive oil


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Jon S.
September 4, 2023
Grilling Is The Only Way To Cabbage
My CSA delivery left me with a much smaller head of cabbage than I thought I would have. No matter -- this is excellent.