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Braised Cabbage with Bacon

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Photo by Mike Erb

This earthy and acidic braised cabbage is an excellent accompaniment to any wild game bird dish.

Recipe courtesy of Todd Perrin, Mallard Cottage, Quidi Vidi, N.L.

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 (1-1/2 lb) (750 g) cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) white wine or vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) pepper
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) salt
  • 4 Tbsp (60 ml) butter

Directions:

  1. In a large Dutch oven, fry bacon over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Drain off all but 1 Tbsp (15 ml) fat.
  2. Stir in onion; fry until softened and bacon is cooked but not crisp, about 3 minutes.
  3. Stir in cabbage, wine, cream, vinegar, caraway seeds, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer, stirring often, for 12 minutes.
  4. Stir in butter until melted and serve. Serves 4 to 6 as a side dish.

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