Monday, November 5, 2007

Braised red cabbage with green apples

What do you do with this vegetable beside making a salad out of it? Keshia and Bryan won't touch it raw so K got inspired after watching Kylie Kwong's 'Heart and Soul' and adapted this delicious recipe. Now the two love this dish. It is actually quite a meal on its own but with a growing (upwards and side ways) family we have to top it with some protein - a simple pan-fried pork chop, also from Kylie.

Braised Red Cabbage

500 red cabbage, finely sliced

2-3 green cooking apples, peeled, cored and julienned

1 bay leave

125 g bacon, cut into 2 cm

8 shallots, peeled and finely sliced

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1/2 cup red wine (K used rice wine)

4 tablespoon red wine vinegar

2 tablespoon brown sugar

1/4 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon coarse sea salt

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add bacon, bay leave, shallots, garlic and half the salt, and saute over high heat until bacon is golden and crisp.

Add cabbage and saute for a further 3 minutes.

Add sugar; cook until the mixture starts to caramelise.

Add wine, vinegar, apple and the rest of the salt.

Lower heat and cook covered for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until cabbage softened.

Serve hot with pork chops accompanied by mashed potatoes, crusty bread or rice.

Note: Apple can be substituted with raisins, just throw in a stick of cinnamon too.

K and Jo


frank said...

Cabbages = not my favourite food in the world. Though much can be forgiven when accompanied with Pork of which some may attest that I am just ever so slightly partial to. :p

But what I wanted to say, and in my long putar belit first para, I almost forgot, these pictures are smashing. They look really, really, really good.


Iml said...

Can I have the recipe for the simple pan fried pork chop?

a feast, everyday said...

Frank, u got 2 eat some green, sounds like ur mum?

iml, look out 4 d next post, just 4 u!