Simple and easy, this recipe makes for a tender and delicious side dish that pairs well with many dishes. You can swap chicken broth for the vegetable broth if you do not need or want a vegetarian dish, and for some extra richness you can add a few spoonfuls of butter. Other than that, a simple sprinkling of salt and pepper is the only addition that you need for this savory side dish of tender, mellow cabbage.
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 large cored and sliced cabbage (about 3 pounds)
2 cups rich vegetable stock or broth
Freshly ground black pepper
Heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet or pot over medium-high heat. Add the cabbage and toss quickly to slightly brown. Once browned, add the vegetable stock and and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the cabbage is just barely tender, but not mushy. Return the cabbage to a boil and cook until the broth has mostly evaporated to form a rich sauce for the cabbage, and the cabbage is very tender, but not mushy. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve hot or warm.
Makes 6 servings.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes