Drunken Cabbage

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 3 Ratings
Serves: 8 to 10
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Cooking Method: Stove Top


1 cabbage huge head (red or green, depending on what you like)
1/2 c red wine (please use what you would drink with!)
1/4 c stock (any kind you normally use)
1/2 c dried currants or raisins
1/4 c orange juice, fresh (about the juice of an orange)
1 Tbsp orange zest (zest before you juice so you only use one orange)
1/4 c butter
salt to taste
pepper to taste

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Beth Ferrell Recipe
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Ballston Spa, NY (pop. 5,409)
Member Since Oct 2010
Beth's notes for this recipe:
I started making this when I worked at a fine dining restaurant in Pittsburgh. This would be great with some peppercorn crusted pork or even salmon.
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Peel outer leaves from cabbage (save for cabbage rolls) and wash cabbage. Cut in quarters and shred. Prep the orange as well.
Put currants (or raisins) in a bowl and pour the red wine over the top. Let set for about 2-3 minutes.
Add stock and orange juice to large pot (you'll need it when you start anyway) and bring to a simmer.
Add the cabbage, raisins (and remaining wine they were soaked in) and the orange zest. Stir often with tongs (to make sure you turn the cabbage at the bottom)
Cook until the cabbage is almost done (to your liking) then add the salt, pepper, and finish (toss in and coat the cabbage) with butter.

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user Beth Ferrell egordon12020 - Nov 6, 2010
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user Carole F BakersQueen - Nov 6, 2010
I say call it Drunken Cabbage..LOL. This really sounds so good...it caught my eye right away from the picture. I love cabbage..so delish. I can't wait to try this recipe.
user Beth Ferrell egordon12020 - Nov 6, 2010
And so it becomes Drunken Cabbage! It's a catchy name for it. Thanks =)
user Carole F BakersQueen - Nov 6, 2010
Your Welcome!! :)
user Karen Caudle klc - Nov 6, 2010
Great point on stating to use the kind oof wine you would drink as cooking wine is really salty.

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