Chef John's Braised Red Cabbage

Chef John's Braised Red Cabbage

Chef John

"We're going to cook a very beautiful, super easy cabbage side dish. All ingredients are totally to taste. It's a little bit sweet and a little bit tangy, with a tiny hint of caraway to interest you."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 134 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 134 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook cabbage in the hot butter until it begins to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt. Pour in water, red wine, and red wine vinegar. Stir to combine. Mix in sugar and caraway seeds.
  2. Continue to cook and stir until liquid has evaporated and cabbage is tender, about 5 minutes. If cabbage isn't quite tender, add a splash of water and continue cooking a few more minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • There are so many ways to tweak this recipe! Raisins, currants, shallots, onions, leeks, apples, and pears are just a few things that rock in this recipe.

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Great easy basic recipe that can be modified in many ways. I followed the recipe as is this time but will play with it in the future.

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I modified- that's why only 3 stars. I sliced up 2 pieces of bacon and fried until crisp then removed from the pan. Used the drippings, omitting the butter and added 1/2 med sliced onion with th...

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I modified- that's why only 3 stars. I sliced up 2 pieces of bacon and fried until crisp then removed from the pan. Used the drippings, omitting the butter and added 1/2 med sliced onion with th...

Great easy basic recipe that can be modified in many ways. I followed the recipe as is this time but will play with it in the future.

The recipe was simple. I did not add sugar. Husband and I did not care for the caraway seed in this. Next time, I will omit the caraway seed and add some sliced onions. Overall, not a bad recipe.

Sweet memories of home. My Mother made cabbage this way with Caraway seed which I did today. If I had an apple I would slice and add that as that is what Mom did. Thanks Chef!

I think this recipe didn't work for me because my proportions were off.

I loved this. Have been looking for a good braised cabbage recipe. I did use bacon and its fat instead of butter and left out the caraway seeds, ewe. Also used chicken stock for the water. Even ...

The very nature of this is to use what you have available. I often use raisins or other dried fruits, even dried cranberrys. I gave this a four because it is a good variation on a common theme. ...

Definitely will make again! Very tasty -- but I would cook the cabbage longer; at least until all of the cabbage was tender. Simple, but very, very tasty. And pretty, too!

i first made this dish over 25 years ago. It is one of my favorites ever since. I do add chicken bouillon instead of only water, and have always included 3 peeled and diced apples. I actually ...

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