Grilled Napa Cabbage with Lemon Garlic Dressing

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Grilled Napa Cabbage with Lemon Garlic Dressing
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Grilled napa Cabbage Recipe - #napa #cabbage #grilled #recipe #eatwell101 - Grilled napa cabbage is the ultimate side dish for your grilling parties! Smoky, savory, and crisp-tender, napa cabbage on the grill is an easy recipe everyone will love!

Grilled Napa Cabbage Recipe with Lemon Garlic Dressing – Looking for a great side dish to compliment your barbecue dinner? Grilled napa cabbage gives you delicious char marks and a wonderful smoky flavor! Within minutes you have crisp-tender napa cabbage coated in a light lemon and garlic sauce that will become a family favorite for your outdoor grilling. Enjoy!

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Grilled napa cabbage

We love grilled napa cabbage, and we think you’ll love it too! The napa leaves’ smoky flavor and charred edges are to die for! This grilled napa cabbage recipe is the perfect side for grilled meat, chicken, or fish. It is a quick and easy side dish and cooks within minutes alongside your meat on the barbecue.

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How to grill napa cabbage

Grilling napa cabbage is as simple as 1-2-3! Prepare the napa cabbage by trimming the outer leaves and the bottom. Cut the cabbage into wedges and lay the cabbage wedges in a pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss in the olive oil. Grill the napa cabbage for 5-10 minutes over medium-high heat, turning halfway. Remove napa cabbage and place back in the pan. Toss with fresh garlic, red onion, and more lemon juice, and serve. Easy!

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1. To make the grilled napa cabbage: Prepare a high (500°F to 600°F) gas or charcoal grill fire. Trim the bottom a little, remove the Napa cabbage’s damaged outer leaves, and cut the cabbage into quarters.

2. Arrange the napa cabbage quarters in a pan, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and toss in the olive oil and half lemon juice.

3. Lay the napa cabbage quarters on the grill or griddle. Grill for 5-10 minutes over medium-high heat, turning the pieces after 3-5 minutes until napa gets char marks and is fork tender.

4. Remove the grilled napa cabbage from the grill and place it back in the pan. Toss with minced fresh garlic and red onion, and drizzle with remaining lemon juice. Serve immediately. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the grilled napa cabbage recipe

  • Napa cabbage is tastier when served hot and with the dressing drizzled on top.
  • You can use sesame oil instead of olive oil to bring a nice nutty flavor to the grilled napa cabbage.

What is Napa Cabbage

Napa cabbage is a type of Chinese Cabbage, and you can find it in the produce section of almost any grocery store. Before cooking, remove any outer leaves that show signs of damage.

Do we have to wash napa cabbage before cooking?

Not necessarily, as long as you remove any damaged or dirty outer leaves. if you need to wash it, rinse the napa cabbage and outer leaves under cool running water to remove any dirt and pat dry with paper towels.

Can you Grill napa cabbage in Foil?

Yes, you can! Place a foil packet with the napa cabbage wedge drizzled with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper grill over low heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 15 minutes, rotating packet ½ turn after 4 minutes, until napa cabbage is tender. To serve, cut a large X across the top of the packet; carefully fold back the foil to allow steam to escape.

How to make napa cabbage Crispy on the Grill?

To make napa cabbage crispy and tender on the inside, grill directly on grill grates over high heat. Direct heat will crisp up the napa cabbage on the outside and keep it juicy on the inside with a smoky flavor that infuses through the leaves.

Can we cook napa cabbage in the oven?

Yes! When it’s cold outside, you might want to use the oven for cooking napa cabbage. Arrange quartered napa cabbage in a rimmed baking sheet and roast in the oven at 450ºF (220ºC) for 10-15 minutes, constantly checking the cabbage doesn’t char too much on the edges. You can also cook napa cabbage in foil as explained above.

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