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drunken cabbage

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Beth Gordon
South Charleston, OH

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.

(3 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For drunken cabbage

  • 1 lg
    cabbage head (red or green)
  • 1 Tbsp
    orange zest
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1/2 c
    dried currants or raisins
  • 1/2 c
    red wine
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 c

How To Make drunken cabbage

  • 1
    Peel the outer leaves from the cabbage (save for cabbage rolls). Wash cabbage. Cut in quarters and shred. Prep the orange as well.
  • 2
    Put currants (or raisins) in a bowl and pour the red wine over the top. Let set for about 2-3 minutes.
  • 3
    Add stock and orange juice to a large pot (you'll need it when you start anyway). Bring to a simmer.
  • 4
    Add the cabbage, raisins (and the remaining wine they were soaked in), and the orange zest. Stir often with tongs (to ensure you turn the cabbage at the bottom).
  • 5
    Cook until the cabbage is almost done (to your liking). Then add salt and pepper.
  • 6
    Finish by adding the butter and toss to coat everything.