We're going to cook a very beautiful, super easy cabbage side dish. All ingredients are totally to taste. It's a little bit sweet and a little bit tangy, with a tiny hint of caraway to interest you.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook cabbage in the hot butter until it begins to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt. Pour in water, red wine, and red wine vinegar. Stir to combine. Mix in sugar and caraway seeds.

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  • Continue to cook and stir until liquid has evaporated and cabbage is tender, about 5 minutes. If cabbage isn't quite tender, add a splash of water and continue cooking a few more minutes.

Cook's Note:

There are so many ways to tweak this recipe! Raisins, currants, shallots, onions, leeks, apples, and pears are just a few things that rock in this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

134 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 17.7g 6% DV; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; sodium 80.4mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (62)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2016
This was a fantastic side dish to make & I highly recommend it. I did substitute honey for the white sugar as we don't use processed white sugar. I also omitted the Caraway upon the suggestion of another reviewer; I don't care for the taste. My family & friends raved over this side. It's a definite keeper for family meals & it has been added to our regular recipe rotation. This was served as a side to go with fish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/31/2015
I modified- that's why only 3 stars. I sliced up 2 pieces of bacon and fried until crisp then removed from the pan. Used the drippings, omitting the butter and added 1/2 med sliced onion with the cabbage, cooked as directed then added bacon back in. Instead of red wine used water, instead of red wine vinegar used apple cider vinegar, only 1T. sugar and omitted the caraway. I cooked out all the water and continued a bit more, watching and stirring until slightly browned. EXCELLENT! Also can be green or red cabbage. Read More
(14)
75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
05/31/2015
I modified- that's why only 3 stars. I sliced up 2 pieces of bacon and fried until crisp then removed from the pan. Used the drippings, omitting the butter and added 1/2 med sliced onion with the cabbage, cooked as directed then added bacon back in. Instead of red wine used water, instead of red wine vinegar used apple cider vinegar, only 1T. sugar and omitted the caraway. I cooked out all the water and continued a bit more, watching and stirring until slightly browned. EXCELLENT! Also can be green or red cabbage. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2016
This was a fantastic side dish to make & I highly recommend it. I did substitute honey for the white sugar as we don't use processed white sugar. I also omitted the Caraway upon the suggestion of another reviewer; I don't care for the taste. My family & friends raved over this side. It's a definite keeper for family meals & it has been added to our regular recipe rotation. This was served as a side to go with fish. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
09/25/2013
The recipe was simple. I did not add sugar. Husband and I did not care for the caraway seed in this. Next time, I will omit the caraway seed and add some sliced onions. Overall, not a bad recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2014
Great easy basic recipe that can be modified in many ways. I followed the recipe as is this time but will play with it in the future. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2015
Sweet memories of home. My Mother made cabbage this way with Caraway seed which I did today. If I had an apple I would slice and add that as that is what Mom did. Thanks Chef! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2015
Excellent! Did not change anything. This is definitely a make ahead recipe. It was so much more flavorful on day two. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/28/2015
I think this recipe didn't work for me because my proportions were off. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2016
Definitely will make again! Very tasty -- but I would cook the cabbage longer; at least until all of the cabbage was tender. Simple but very very tasty. And pretty too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2015
I loved this. Have been looking for a good braised cabbage recipe. I did use bacon and its fat instead of butter and left out the caraway seeds ewe. Also used chicken stock for the water. Even my grandkids loved it. Outstanding. Will definitely make again and again. Thank you chef john. Read More
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