One of the most famous cultivars of Brassicaceae family, cabbage is a leafy vegetable that is commonly used as a main ingredient in stews and soups. The vegetable is nutritious and healthy to eat because it is rich in glutamine and vitamin C. Aside from these, it contains amino acids and indole-3-carbinol. This vegetable is known to be a good source of I3C, which is very helpful and effective in treating recurrent respiratory papillomatosis. To learn how to cook cabbage, it is best to have ideas about the easy-to-prepare but delectable dishes that use this vegetable as a primary ingredient.
Red Cabbage with Bacon and Apples
The dish contains two pounds shredded red cabbage, four slices cooked and diced bacon as well as two large peeled and chopped apples. The other ingredients of the dish are two tablespoons olive oil, a large red onion, a clove of garlic, three tablespoons cider vinegar, two tablespoons sugar, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ½ cup red wine, ½ cup beef broth, a teaspoon of salt and two teaspoons caraway seeds.
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the chopped onions and cook for three minutes. Add the cabbage, sugar, garlic, vinegar, pepper, sugar, bacon, chopped apples, beef broth and wine. Wait until the dish simmers and cover the saucepan. Make sure that the setting is in low heat. Cook for half hour to 45 minutes. Add the salt and caraway seeds. Serve immediately.
Cabbage with Cheese Sauce
The ingredients include a medium size green cabbage, four ounces of cooked bacon, four ounces Cheddar cheese, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon salt. To make the white sauce, you need three tablespoons butter, a tablespoon of bacon drippings, ¼ cup all-purpose flour, two cups warmed milk, ¼ teaspoon pepper and ¼ teaspoon salt.
The initial step is to make the white sauce. Heat skillet over medium fire. Place the butter in the skillet and add bacon drippings. Add the flour and stir. Pour warm milk and stir constantly. Add the pepper and salt.
Add the Cheddar cheese to the white sauce. Cook the vegetable in salted water for 10 minutes to 15 minutes. Make sure that the cabbage is tender before removing from heat. Use a strainer to drain water from the vegetable. Arrange the vegetable on a clean plate. Heat the white sauce. Pour the sauce over the vegetable and garnish with chopped bacon. Serve immediately. This delicious dish serves up to four persons.