3 Ways to fix cabbage

Boiling cabbage is so boring

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When St. Patrick’s Day comes around, there are a lot of better ways to make cabbage than boiling it.

3 Ways to fix cabbage

It’s quite possible that along with Brussels sprouts, cabbage gets a bad rap because of how it’s cooked. When many people think of cabbage, they think of boiled cabbage that has had the flavor and texture cooked right out of it. This is such a shame because if cabbage is done properly, it has a sweet, delicate flavor that has a home on any table. We will unlock the secrets of making cabbage like this and leave that boiled stuff behind.

Cabbage salad

Yields 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 cups shredded white cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, salt and sugar. This can be done the day before serving.
  2. Right before you serve, mix the dressing, cabbage and cheese.

Sauteed cabbage

Yields 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

Directions:

  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil.
  2. After 30 seconds, add the garlic and stir-fry it for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook until the cabbage is wilted to about half its original size.

Charred cabbage

Yields 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cabbage, quartered
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1. Get a grill going, or conversely, let a grill pan get very hot over high heat.
  2. While the grill is getting hot, rub the cut sides of the cabbage with oil and then coat liberally with salt and pepper and half a tablespoon of red pepper flakes.
  3. Rub the grill slats down with oil.
  4. Grill 2 minutes per cut side.
  5. The cabbage won’t be cooked all the way through, but that’s OK. You’re looking for a variation of flavors and textures.

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