Friday, December 9, 2011

Braised Cabbage

As promised a recipe using the beautiful head of red cabbage I received in my CSA box last week. A great side dish!

1 small to medium head of red cabbage, thinly sliced or shredded
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, sliced into half moons
1 red apple cut into 1/2 inch pieces
3 Tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Heat olive oil in cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Lower heat to medium low and add onions. Caramelize onions until golden brown and tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add red cabbage and mix with onions and garlic.
  • Add apple cider vinegar and brown sugar mix and cover.
  • Braise cabbage for 20 minutes.
  • Add apples and cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Enjoy!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Season Foods for December (San Diego)

Celery, cabbage, red cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac, pumpkin, beetroot, turnips, parsnips, sprouts, pears.

My CSA this week had a beautiful head of red cabbage. One thing I love about my CSA basket is that it inspires me to get creative in the kitchen. Let me put my creative juices to work and come up with a red cabbage dish and I will post soon :)