Recipe by Irene
"Truly satisfying kielbasa with cabbage, simmered in a thickened red wine and lemon sauce. Beef broth may be substituted for the red wine."
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1 large head
red cabbage, sliced
ground black pepper
My husband and I really like this dish with a few alterations. I do not rinse the cabbage in boiling water, and I do not use brown sugar. I use 1 cup of wine and 1/2 cup of chicken broth to cook the cabbage, and I add about 1 T Worcestershire sauce, 2 T dijon mustard, and about 1/2 t garlic salt. The first time I made it, I almost omitted the 30 minutes of cook time because polish sausage is pre-cooked, but cooking the sausage with the cabbage infuses a fantastic flavor!
I'm afraid this recipe was a big disappointment. I followed the recipe, with no changes...it was bland and just not to our liking.
This tasted REALLY GOOD, and my fiancee loved it too, even though he's not crazy about cabbage. A word of warning - my cabbage burned while it simmered for 45 minutes, there wasn't enough oil or liquid to prevent it. I would add some beef broth in addition to the wine next time...
We really enjoyed this! It is extremely easy but takes a while to cook so you have to start it early enough!
This recipe is GREAT !!!
The only advice I have is to make sure you give yourself plenty of time and not make it at the last minute. Simmer it slowly and make sure that after you add the cornstarch and brown sugar mixture to watch it closely, as there is not much liquid and could burn easily. I simmered it real low and watched it closely. I used Alice White Merlot and it was excellent. I think that by pouring the boiling water over it would soften it a bit and reduce the cooking time. I skipped this step and it turned out excellent. Also, the color is wonderful. Definitely a keeper of a recipe. Enjoy !!!
I prepared this recipe exactly as stated except using cooking wine instead of drinking wine. I thought that the texture was very odd due to the cornstarch. It was creamy which was a strange mix with the cabbage. I'd give it 3 *'s but my daughter actually liked it alot. I would prefer it- I think without the cornstarch but I don't know if it would be worth it.
This was absolutely delicious and really cost effective...my favorite combination! The only changes that I made are that I added about 1/2 cup of water after the cornstarch and brown sugar mixture because it just didn't look like there was enough liquid. Also, I skipped the first step where you poured the boiling water over the cabbage since it just seemed like a pain and I didn't want to wash those extra dishes ;) Since you have the cabbage covered for most of the cooking time it sort of steams itself and my cabbage was perfectly soft by the end. I will be making this again!
Made this vegan with veggie sausage and margarine. The cabbage was AWESOME! It would be a perfect side dish without the meat too. Totally worth it to take the time cooking it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Polish Sausage with Red Cabbage
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 265
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