Quick Braised Cabbage
photo by threeovens
- Ready In:
- 1 1⁄2 lbs savoy cabbage
- 1⁄4 cup canola oil (plus 1 tablespoon)
- 2 whole cloves
- 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds
- 20 curry leaves
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
- 2 teaspoons garlic cloves, minced (about 4 whole cloves)
- 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and julienned
- 1⁄2 tablespoon ground turmeric
- 1 -2 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, minced
- 1 cup tomatoes, diced (fresh or canned)
- 1 1⁄2 cups vegetable broth
- kosher salt
- Cut cabbage into 2-inch wedges (you'll have 6 to 8 of them), leaving the core intact so that the wedges stay together while they cook.
- Heat a heavy skillet, over medium heat, and add 1/4 cup oil; heat this until it shimmers, then add cabbage.
- Cook cabbage, turning once, so that it is browned on both sides, abut 2 to 3 minutes per side; transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Reduce heat in skillet to medium low, add remaining tablespoon oil; add cloves, mustard seeds, curry leaves, bay leaf, shallot, and garlic, cooking and stirring 1 minute.
- Add ginger, turmeric, 1 tablespoon jalapeno, tomato, and broth; season with salt (you can add more jalapeno to taste).
- Increase heat to medium high and bring to a boil; return cabbage, cover, reduce heat to medium, and braise until tender, about 10 minutes (turn once halfway through braising).
- Remove and discard cloves, curry leaves, and bay leaf.
Questions & Replies
Got a question? Share it with the community!
Have any thoughts about this recipe? Share it with the community!
RECIPE SUBMITTED BY
<p><span> </span></p> <p>We may live without poetry, music and art;</p> <p> </p> <p>We may live without conscience and live without heart;</p> <p>We may live without friends; we may live without books,</p> <p>But civilized man cannot live without cooks.</p> <p> </p> <p>He may live without books -- what is knowledge but grieving?</p> <p>He may live without hope-- what is hope but deceiving?</p> <p>He may live without love -- what is passion but pining?</p> <p>But where is the man that can live without dining?</p> <p>-- Owen Meredith</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>I'm an all-American original, having lived in Hawaii, New York, Texas, South Carolina, and Miami. I also served 7 years in the US Army. My husband is from Bogota, Colombia and has also lived in the former Soviet Union. But now we are both in NY.</p> <p> </p> <p>Tomasi enjoyes a bath!</p> <p><br /><a href=http://s845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/luseaann/?action=view&current=tomas.jpg target=_blank><img src=http://i845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/luseaann/tomas.jpg border=0 alt=Photobucket /></a> <br /> <br />Some of my recipes:</p> <p> <object width=480 height=360 data=http://w845.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/luseaann/12cdcf0a.pbw type=application/x-shockwave-flash> <param name=data value=http://w845.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/luseaann/12cdcf0a.pbw /> <param name=src value=http://w845.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/luseaann/12cdcf0a.pbw /> <param name=wmode value=transparent /> </object> <a href=http://photobucket.com/slideshows target=_blank><img src=http://pic.photobucket.com/slideshows/btn.gif alt=/ /></a><a href=http://s845.photobucket.com/albums/ab15/luseaann/?action=view?t=12cdcf0a.pbw target=_blank><img src=http://pic.photobucket.com/slideshows/btn_viewallimages.gif alt=/ /></a> <br /> <br /> <br />I also have the genealogy bug! I've been tracing my roots for at least 10 years. One branch came to America just after the Mayflower in the early 1600s. Others came in the early 1700s, late 1890s. So, my American roots run pretty deep and I am deeply patriotic. Just wish someone had thought to same me some land!</p>