Wednesday, January 28, 2009

cabbages caggabes cabbages caggabes

i'm a big fan of cabbage. steam it, stew it, roll it and bake it, throw it in a soup, add some corned beef oh yeah now we are talking but my all time favorite sweet and sour braised red cabbage. i adore the tart smooth yummy goodness enough to pile it on a plate and eat only it for dinner. oohee don't want to sleep next to me but hey i'm single so i can indulge in the caggabes anytime i like. aha!

here's how i fix er' up -
  • chop the cabbage into thin slivery bite size pieces - i use one small cabbage
  • chop up a red onion into thin slivery bite size pieces - i use one medium red onion
  • coat a pan with olive oil and throw down a healthy dash of sea salt
  • chop up 4 or 5 cloves of garlic - i'm a garlic lover too - use less if you like
  • heat the pan up good and hot - medium high
  • toss everything in and cook until the onion is translucent and the cabbage slivers soft
  • turn down the heat to medium
  • add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar - you can use balsamic if you prefer
  • add 1/2 cup of honey - you can go with sugar here if you prefer
  • season as you like - i like juniper, anise and cinnamon
  • let this mix simmer over medium heat until almost all of the liquid has cooked down
  • turn off the heat and eat! or you can pack it up, store it in the fridge overnight to allow the flavors to mix even further before eating.
it's great hot or cold.
and it's pretty - red cabbage is pretty - at least i think so

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