Day 178–Cider Braised Cabbage

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Side dish time!!! Let me tell you a story. A few years back, I went to a Christmas party at the home of hubby’s boss. At that party, there was a beautiful looking dish full of purple goodness. It was some sort of cabbage dish.

Now, normally, I HATE CABBAGE. I don’t cook it at all at home. It smells bad, real bad!! So, at this party, I was surprised that I did not smell the horrible smell coming from the purple bowl of goodness! Everyone raved about it and I just had to try it. And I loved it!! It was not cooked…it was raw cabbage but it was braised or soaked in some sort of sweet liquid. It was delicious and I have been trying to find it ever since.

Back to my dish….I thought I found the recipe for it, and began to prepare this dish. Somewhere in the middle of making it, I realized it was not going to be the dish I had hoped it to be.


First, I put my food processor to work, and chopped up all the cabbage.


That color….I just love this color purple!  This is where the dish went downhill….cooking it. I think the dish that I remember was not cooked…not like this anyway.


The cider braising really wilted the cabbage….and…..ugh. I hate to say it but I hated it. It stunk up my kitchen and it did not get eaten very much by the family. It had to do with cooking it…I think that the cabbage I had in mind was uncooked, it was still firm.  I will still be on the lookout for the elusive Christmas party red cabbage that I hold dear in my heart!!! But if you like cooked cabbage, I think you would like this one. Unfortunately, my family didnt.


I found the recipe here:http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jeff-mauro/cider-braised-red-cabbage-recipe.html

No family members want to eat this again



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