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Suspiciously Delicious Cabbage

January 5, 2011

I love cabbage, so I don’t find it suspicious when it’s good, but this was a good recipe!  And one that got better as the days went by.  This,

suspiciously delicious cabbage

much like the cream-braised Brussels sprouts, is braised in cream and comes out really flavorful.  The ginger in the dish really comes through.  I didn’t use the onion in this recipe, from Food52, but have included it in the recipe below so you can make the call.  Serves 4-6 (although I might say more like 6-8).


1 medium green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced

1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 T (heaping) grated fresh ginger

2 T unsalted butter

1/3-1/2 c half & half or heavy cream

salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Heat a very large skillet over medium heat and melt the butter until it is starting to bubble a little.  Stir in the onion and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes, until softened.

Stir in the ginger and cook for about a minute.  Add the cabbage, stirring well to coat it with the butter and other flavors. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 15-20 minutes, until the cabbage has softened and caramelized.

Turn the heat to low and stir in the cream, making sure to scrape any browned bits up from the pan bottom.  Cover and cook over low heat for about 10 minutes.   Season to taste with salt and pepper, then cook for a few more minutes, stirring once or twice, to let some of the liquid evaporate and get to your desired creaminess.  Adjust seasonings and serve.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2011 1:28 pm

    Mhm i think i’ll try it! 🙂

  2. sharon permalink
    January 6, 2011 4:21 pm

    This looks good. I love cabbage and have gotten bored with my regular ways of making it. Glad you’re posting again !!

  3. Haley permalink
    January 11, 2011 12:32 pm

    I was the lucky beneficiary of the peppercorn chicken, suspicious cabbage, and sweet potato fry dinner, and it was all amazing. I made this cabbage for Christmas, and it was a huge hit, and I loved hogging the leftovers all to myself. Do not miss this recipe!

  4. sharon permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:00 pm

    We tried it tonight. I really like the flavor the ginger added – I would have never thought of that! Another hit.

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