October 22, 2009

just cabbage


as promised here for you the first recipe made from my lovely fresh vegetables that arrived directly at my door (do you remember fresh green delivery and chic vegetables?). here for you a very simple and extremely delicious cabbage dish that can be a contour or a main dish – depends on how hungry you are :)
i must admit that cabbage unfortunately is not very much photogenic… i mean it’s not so easy to take a beautiful picture of a boiled cabbage. it’s much easier to take pictures of a chocolate cake, sugar cookies or even fresh vegetables. anyways, if you don’t consider the aspect of this dish as inviting as some cakes pictures in posts below, i ensure you that the taste instead is just divine! trust the cook (me :)!
another good reason to try this recipe is that it is a very old and traditional one. my grandma cooks it often and i felt in love with this simple taste when i was a kid.

 
you will need:

- one fresh cabbage (no matter how heavy it is)
- one medium size onion
- 2 tablespoons of olive oli
- salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons of vinegar
- 1,5 cups of water

cut the onion in small pieces and heat in a big pot togehter with olive oil. when the onion is brown (but not burned) take away from the fire. cut the cabbage in stripes (not only the leafs but the interior - hard part as well). add the cabbage to the onion and oil, add the water, cover the pot and put on the fire. make the mixture boil and reduce the fire. keep on a medium fire for about 25 minutes mixing from time to time. When the cabbage is soft take away from fire, add the salt (about 1 teaspoon) and pepper (about 1/4 teaspoon) and vinegar (if needed add more salt, pepper and vinegar than indicated in the recipe - depends on your taste and on the size of cabbage). serve hot on foggy october days! 

15 comments:

Queen B. said...

i love cabbage ! this looks so good!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I love cabbage. It can boost our wellbeing.

Yummy!!!Quite a delicious recipe!.I'll try that.
hugs hugs

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Looks like cozy Fall food to me....wonderful.

Bullfrogs & Butterflies Baby said...

I love to mix mine with wide, flat noodles....Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, cabbage and noodles is a definite comfort food!

Lacey said...

I grew up eating something very similar but I think we had a ham hock or cubed ham in it. I love cabbage.

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

I'm not a fan of cabbage. Hubby on the other hand, loves it!

Claudia Medeiros said...

That's the recipe of cabbage I was looking for :) Thanks for sharing ! I'm sure my family will love it !
Grazie for stopping by my blog :)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Your photos of pumpkins and that fresh pasta looks so GOOD ! Are you from U.S.? Where?

I love Italy..though I've never been. Kind of afraid to fly..and I would miss all my animals so much. Went to New England a couple of years ago and cried the whole time cause I missed my dog so bad......wish I wasn't like that....

Have a great October weekend...
Kary

Orange Juice said...

I love cabbage and that looks and sounds YUMMY!

Orange Juice said...

I need to try it!

Gabrielle said...

Absolutely lovely!!

contemori.com said...

che bella la composizione della prima foto! e... gnam gnam... che fame!
Laura

Kristin said...

Yum! I am seriously enamored with cabbage!

Sara said...

I really, really wish I liked cabbage.

Maybe one of these days...

Melissa B. said...

I do love cabbage...and its healing powers are unparalleled!

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