Drunken Cabbage

Beth Ferrell Recipe

By Beth Ferrell egordon12020

8 to 10
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Stove Top

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.


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
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: St. Patrick's Day
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Beth Ferrell egordon12020
Apr 12, 2013
Thanks Robin! :)
Robin DuPree robdupree
Apr 12, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Robin DuPree robdupree
Apr 12, 2013
This cabbage has a real different twist with the orange zest and wine, however, I really like it a lot....
Susan Holliday sueh48
Mar 14, 2013
Am cooking dinner for some of my adult sons & their friends, mostly men coming I think with maybe myself and daughter-in-law being the only women, my sons are all grown so will be fun especially when or if I can convience some of the guys to strum some St Patty's Day songs on their guitars, they are professionals so they better! Try to keep it simple as it is hard for me to stand too long in one place because of physical problems. I love trying new receipes but don't want to change the corned beef any so seeing some of the gang don't care for boiled cabbage I figured this would be a good one to experiment with, am sure they might at least try it. I like to try at least one new receipe when I cook for a holday. Am gonna make cream puffs with vanilla ice cream and green cream de menth drizzled over the top with a squirt of whipped cream on top. Sounds good to me, what do you think? This will also give me more rm in my pot as I cook my corned beef the old fashion way with my potatoes & carrots, adding them at different times starting with carrots, adding potatoes maybe and hr before the meat is done and cabbage at the end like 45 min as the water needs to come to a boil again so it takes that long to actually finish cooking it. I many times have to cook beef & then when half way through, dump some broth into another large pot then add veggies to that as not enough rm for all of this in one pot. Don't care to eat this meal at restaurants as many don't cook veggies with their meat & is no where near as good. Same goes for meatballs, many restaurants bake them and I like them cooked in the sauce. Wish me luck, this cabbage sounds so good a long with many of the other cabbage receipes.
Debora Mahan Brewcie
Feb 28, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!