Braised Cabbage | Recipe | St. Patrick's Day Dinner
Cabbage is under appreciated. This inexpensive, leafy vegetable has many health benefits. It's high in Vitamin C and Calcium, helps ailments such as constipation, headache, excess weight gain and serves as an anti-inflammatory. Cabbage is extremely low in calories and high in fiber.
This braised cabbage is a wonderful side dish and pairs perfectly with Corned Beef Brisket.
Braised Cabbage Recipe
Yields: 6-8 servings
1 medium green cabbage, quartered lengthwise
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 large Spanish onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, 2 squashed and 1 minced
1/2 c vinegar
Salt and Pepper
1. Bring a large soup pot of water to a boil. Season with salt and add cabbage. Bring back to a boil and cook cabbage until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. A fork should be able to pierce it, but still encounter some resistance.
2. Drain cabbage and rinse under cold water to stop cooking process.
3. Heat oil in a large Simmer and Saute pan over Medium heat. Add onion and crushed garlic; saute until tender and translucent, about 4 minutes. Add minced garlic and stir, about 1 minute.
4. In the meantime, slice cabbage horizontally, about 3/4" thick. Add cabbage and vinegar. Reduce heat to Medium-Low and cover with a lid. Finish cooking cabbage in the vinegar, another 5-10 minutes.