Savoy Cabbage Rolls
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  • 1 head savoy cabbage
  • 12 cups finely chopped russet potatoes
  • 12 large onions, thinly sliced (2 cups)
  • 16 cloves garlic, minced
  • 11½ teaspoon Ras el hanout or other Middle Eastern spice blend, such as baharat
  • 11 cup dried whole wheat couscous
  • 11 cup finely chopped fresh kale
  • 11 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12¼ cups tomato sauce
  • 11 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 14 teaspoon finely chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
  • 1¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 11 tablespoon chopped pine nutsIn a large pot bring 2 qt. water to boiling. Remove outer leaves from cabbage head. Rinse cabbage head and place in boiling water. Boil 10 to 15 minutes or until cabbage is light green. Place cabbage in a colander and rinse under cold water to stop cooking. Drain well.
  • 1 Slice cabbage in half lengthwise. Cut out core from halves. Separate and spread out leaves on a towel-lined baking sheet to dry.
  • 1 For filling, heat a large skillet over medium until a few drops of water sizzle when sprinkled on pan. Add potatoes, onions, garlic, and spice blend; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir 10 to 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender, adding water, 1 to 2 Tbsp. at a time, as needed to prevent sticking. Add couscous, kale, and lemon juice to skillet; season with salt and pepper and stir well.
  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. To assemble cabbage rolls, create an assembly station with cutting board, cabbage leaves, filling, and a 2-qt. rectangular baking dish. Stack two cabbage leaves on cutting board, overlapping to create a 5-inch circle. Place ⅓ cup filling in the center. Fold sides of leaves over filling; roll up like a burrito. Place roll, seam side down, in baking dish. Repeat to make eight rolls. Cover baking dish with foil. Bake 20 minutes.
  • 1 Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan combine tomato sauce, garlic powder, parsley, the ¼ tsp. pepper, and 1 cup water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
  • 1 Remove foil from baking dish. Pour half of the sauce over cabbage rolls. Bake, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes more or until sauce gets dry on top. Let stand on a wire rack 5 minutes. Sprinkle with pine nuts and additional parsley. Serve remaining sauce on the side.



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