Two Side Dish Recipes For St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Roasted Savoy Cabbage with Black Bean-Garlic Sauce

Cook Time 20 min
Prep Time 10 min
Yields 4 serv.



  • 1 head(s) cabbage, savoy – cored and cut into 1-inch squares
  • 4 teaspoons oil, canola
  • 2 tablespoons wine, rice – Shao Hsing, or dry sherry
  • 4 teaspoons black bean garlic sauce
  • 1 bunch(es) scallion(s) (green onions) – minced
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar, white – distilled
  • 2 teaspoons oil, toasted sesame
  • 5 dashes hot sauce – or to taste


  • Preheat oven to 500°F. Toss cabbage and canola oil in a large roasting pan and spread out in an even layer. Roast until beginning to wilt and brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Combine rice wine (or sherry) and black bean sauce in a small bowl; drizzle over the cabbage and toss. Continue roasting until tender, about 5 minutes more.
  • Toss with scallions, vinegar, sesame oil and hot sauce until combined.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories: 123
Sodium: 485mg
Saturated Fat 1g
Total Fat: 8g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Carbs: 12g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Protein: 4g


Red Potato Colcannon

Cook Time 25 min
Prep Time 15 min
Yields 4 serv.



  • 1 pound potato(es), red – small, scrubbed and cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup onion(s) – thinly sliced
  • 6 cups cabbage, green – thinly sliced, (about 1/2 head)
  • 1 cup milk, lowfat (1%)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, white


  • Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Place potatoes in a steamer basket and steam, covered, until just cooked through, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and cover to keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add cabbage and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage begins to brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to low. Stir in milk, salt and white pepper; cover and cook until the cabbage is tender, about 8 minutes. Add the cabbage mixture to the potatoes. Mash with a potato masher or a large fork to desired consistency.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories: 182
Sodium: 653mg
Saturated Fat 2g
Total Fat: 4g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Carbs: 31g
Cholesterol: 11mg
Protein: 6g


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