Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Real Slim Shady

Did you know cabbage is one of the best foods out there for you? Rock on with this in-season treat:

Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage ala Julia Child

Serves 4 or 5. Sauté 1 cup red-onion slices in a large sauce pan in 2 to 3 tablespoons butter or oil or pork fat until tender. Blend in 4 cups of shredded red-cabbage, a grated sour apple, 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar, a pureed garlic clove, a bay leaf, ½ teaspoon caraway seeds, 1 teaspoons sugar, salt, pepper, and ½ cup water. Cover and boil on high heat for about 10 minutes, tossing occasionally and adding more water if necessary, until cabbage is tender and liquid has evaporated. Taste and adjust seasonings.

*Note: I often use apple cider vinegar and double the amount of sugar and vinegar (I like it really sweet and sour!). Play with it. It’s a great recipe.

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