Boiled Cabbage with Bacon

Boiled Cabbage With Bacon - Photo: Diana Rattray

Ingredients

4 to 6 thick slices of bacon, diced

1 large sweet onion, chopped

1 medium head of cabbage

½ to 1 cup chicken broth or water as needed

Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a large Dutch oven or deep sauté pan, cook the diced bacon until cooked through but not crisp. With a slotted spoon, remove the bacon pieces to paper towels to drain; set aside. Leave about 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in the pot.

Add the chopped onion to the bacon drippings and cook, stirring, over medium heat until tender and lightly browned. This will take about 4 to 5 minutes.

Coarsely chop the cabbage.

Add the chopped cabbage to the browned onions and add 1/2 cup of chicken broth.

Cover the pot tightly and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes. Add more broth or water, if needed, and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes longer, or until the cabbage is tender. Add the bacon pieces and stir. Heat through.

Serves 6

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Tangy Red Cabbage Slaw

 

 Tangy Red Cabbage Slaw

Ingredients

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons brown sugar

kosher salt and black pepper

1/2 medium red cabbage (about 1 1⁄2 pounds), cored and shredded

2 large carrots (about 1⁄2 pound), grated

3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

In a large bowl, whisk together the orange and lime juices, oil, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper.

Add the cabbage and carrots and toss to combine. Let sit, tossing occasionally, for at least 45 minutes. Fold in the cilantro before serving.

Curried Roasted Cabbage

Curried Roasted Cabbage

Ingredients

1 medium head green cabbage

1 yellow onion, sliced into thick wedges

2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced into 8 wedges each

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon curry powder, hot or mild

Kosher salt and ground black pepper

1/4 cup currants

1/4 cup toasted almond slivers

Lemon wedges, to serve

Directions

Heat the oven to 400 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

Cut the cabbage into quarters, then cut out the thick stem and core from each piece and discard. Slice each quarter into 4 wedges for a total of 16 pieces.

In a large bowl, combine the cabbage wedges with the onion and apples, then drizzle with the olive oil and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle the curry powder over everything, coating all sides of the cabbage mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking sheet. Bake until tender and all sides are golden, about 20 minutes, turning halfway through.

Sprinkle the currants and almonds over the cabbage, then toss lightly to mix. Serve with lemon wedges.