Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Looking for Fresh Cabbage Ideas

I recently bought a cabbage the size of New Jersey at the farmer's market, and now I am wondering what to do with it. Slaw or soup is all I've come up with. I would appreciate any ideas from the Blog.


Elizabeth said...

If it's red, I know that Chaz loves to blanch it and drizzle balsamic. I'll look online for more ideas.

Elizabeth said...

If not red, can you stuff it with and bake it?

Cabbage recipe baked with tomatoes, caraway seed, onion, garlic and chicken broth, and more cabbage recipes.
1 large head cabbage
3 medium tomatoes, diced
1 small white onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon caraway seed
1/8 cup water or chicken stock
Preheat oven to 325°.
Quarter the cabbage and boil it in a large kettle or Dutch oven for 10 minutes. Remove cabbage sections; place in a shallow baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients in small bowl; pour over cabbage.

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Bake for 30 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed. Turn cabbage pieces about halfway through cooking time so wedges cook evenly.
Serves 4.

Missy said...

Just saw this was posted! Should have just posted my reply! Here was my suggestion for the cabbage:

Usually, I've braised it with bacon if it's a sweet cabbage. (Told you I loved bacon.) Cut in half, core, slice into strips. Fry up some thick cut bacon in a pan, chop up an onion and wilt it in there, throw in the cabbage till it gets wilty and starts to make your kitchen stink. 5 min? Then mix in a dollop of brown sugar (2 T?) and a dollop of dijon. Stir around, deglaze your pan with some cider vinegar or champagne vinegar. Add a cup of chicken broth or water if you're me and you're lazy, stir well, simmer covered for like, 45 minutes or an hour until it's soft and delicious. ***

Takes a little while but it is SO good.

And man, do I love me some sauerkraut. Had a huge bowl last night for dinner.

***Note: this recipe might be entirely inaccurate, as it's just from my memory, which doesn't always work so well. But i HAVE made it a bunch of times, so i think it's about right. I've heard it made more sweet than savory by subbing apples/onions for bacon, but Jamie won't eat cooked fruit. Sounds good to me, though. Probably good with white wine/parsley/bay, too instead of dijon and brown sugar.

Seriously. I have to go work now.

mrs.dash said...

you can do a lot of asian dishes with cabbage, i like to stir fry thinly sliced cabbage with red bell pepper, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. toss with some fried tofu cubes, 8oz of cooked spaghetti, and a sauce of soy, rice vinegar, and peanut butter thinned with hot water. you could get more authentic and not use spaghetti but once it's covered in a peanut sauce it's all the same.