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Chef John's Braised Red Cabbage

Chef John

"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."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 134 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Footnotes

  • 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


Per Serving: 134 calories; 6 g fat; 17.7 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; 15 mg cholesterol; 80 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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!

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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 th...

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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 th...

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!

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.

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.

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 o...

I think this recipe didn't work for me because my proportions were off.

I messed this up, but I'm giving it 5 stars anyway because if I had done it right, I would have enjoyed it. I'll try fixing the leftovers tomorrow by adding more sugar. I doubled the liquid bu...

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!

I love it, I make it many times following the instructions only adding some times sliced red onions or leaks. Reducing the sugar