This simple recipe for braised cabbage is perfect for a wintry meal. Add a poached or soft boiled egg on top for some protein (which makes it totally appropriate for any time of the day, including breakfast!) or serve alongside some pork chops, sausage or a pot of flavorful beans.
Braised Green Cabbage
Over medium heat a large, oven-safe pan with a tight-fitting lid (an enamel and cast iron Dutch oven is perfect for this), combine all ingredients except for the cabbage and water. Meanwhile, roughly chop the cabbage by trimming the stem end, then slicing down through the core of the cabbage from top to bottom. Quarter, then cut into large, rough chunks.
Add the cabbage to the pan and stir well to coat with the mixture. Saute for 3-5 minutes, or until the cabbage is beginning to wilt. Add the water, cover and place in the oven for 35 minutes. Uncover, stir well, and turn up the heat to 425 degrees. Cook uncovered for 10-15 minutes, checking occasionally, or until the cabbage is golden brown.
Serves 4-6 as a side dish.