[Photographs: Joshua Bousel, Emily and Matt Clifton, Lauren Rothman, Shao Z.]
To my thoughts, cabbage is without doubt one of the most underappreciated greens round. Except coleslaw, how usually do you see recipes calling for it? That is a disgrace, as a result of cabbage is flexible, cheap, and—when ready correctly—scrumptious. It takes on a splendidly nutty taste when caramelized, tenderizes superbly when cooked slowly, and can provide dishes an excellent crunch when used uncooked. To point out you simply how a lot this lowly brassica can will we’ve rounded up 16 of our favourite cabbage recipes, like home made sauerkraut, Polish sausage soup, and a refreshing Indian salad.

Straightforward Roasted Cabbage[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]Cabbage loves excessive warmth—a roaringly scorching broiler brings out the vegetable’s nutty sweetness. We discover one of the best ways to chop cabbage for roasting is into thick wedges, which retains it from falling aside and and yields an excellent distinction between charred exterior and tender inside.
Straightforward Roasted Cabbage Recipe »Again to the complete listing Grilled Cabbage Wedges With Ginger-Miso Dressing[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Roasting is not the one strategy to caramelize cabbage—the excessive warmth of a grill works, too. Begin the cabbage wedges on the new aspect of a two-zone hearth till they’re properly charred. Then prepare dinner on the cooler aspect till simply barely tender. Right here we taste the cabbage with a ginger-miso dressing, however we’ve a number of different choices so that you can try.
Grilled Cabbage Wedges With Ginger-Miso Dressing Recipe »Again to the complete listing Home made Fermented Sauerkraut[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]If you happen to’ve by no means given dwelling fermentation a strive, sauerkraut is a good selection—it is a simple introduction to the approach. It is going to take a minimum of three weeks for the cabbage to bitter correctly, although, so in the event you aren’t a affected person individual, you may need to sit this one out.
Home made Fermented Sauerkraut Recipe »Again to the complete listing Choucroute Garnie à l’Alsacienne (Alsatian Braised Sauerkraut With Blended Meats and Sausages)[Photograph: Vicky Wasik]

Now that you’ve got a mountain of fermented cabbage in your fridge you want a manner to make use of it. Choucroute garnie is a show-stopping Alsatian dish worthy of home made sauerkraut. Our model is piled excessive with assorted sorts of pork, which we prepare dinner individually so that every one is completely tender.
Choucroute Garnie à l’Alsacienne (Alsatian Braised Sauerkraut With Blended Meats and Sausages) Recipe »Again to the complete listing Pink Cabbage Salad With Roasted Cipollini Onions[Photograph: Emily and Matt Clifton]Winter is not precisely peak salad season, however that simply means it’s worthwhile to get artistic. This recipe delivers all of the contrasting flavors and textures we would like in a very good salad, due to tender roasted cipollini onions, pink cabbage, bitter chicory, walnuts, and crumbled goat cheese. The nice and cozy onions soften the cabbage simply sufficient to tame its uncooked chunk.
Pink Cabbage Salad With Roasted Cipollini Onions Recipe »Again to the complete listing Spicy Cabbage Salad With Fish Sauce Dressing[Photographs: Shao Z.]

Relying on the place you reside, contemporary inexperienced papaya could be laborious to search out—this recipe delivers the identical candy, tangy crunch with extra simply obtainable components like cabbage, carrots, and inexperienced apple. When you’ve got a mortar and pestle go forward and use it to make the dressing, however in any other case you possibly can simply crush the garlic and pink chili with salt underneath a knife.
Spicy Cabbage Salad With Fish Sauce Dressing Recipe »Again to the complete listing Grilled Rooster and Cabbage Salad With Creamy Tahini Dressing[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]Day-old grilled hen breast would not reheat effectively, however that does not imply it belongs within the trash. Right here we breathe new life into leftovers by massaging the hen with olive oil and lemon juice, and tossing it with crunchy cabbage, tons of contemporary herbs, and a creamy tahini-based dressing.
Grilled Rooster and Cabbage Salad With Creamy Tahini Dressing Recipe »Again to the complete listing Crispy Braised Rooster Thighs With Cabbage and Bacon[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]Making braised hen thighs with crispy pores and skin is a way each prepare dinner ought to preserve of their again pocket—upon getting the cling of it it is easy to taste with no matter components you may have available. Considered one of my favourite combos is cabbage and bacon, which develop into meltingly tender because the hen cooks.
Crispy Braised Rooster Thighs With Cabbage and Bacon Recipe »Again to the complete listing Polish Potato, Kielbasa, and Cabbage Soup (Kapuśniak)[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]There are too many variations of the Polish sauerkraut and sausage soup kapuśniak for us to name this the fitting strategy to make it, however it could be our favourite. Cooking the components in phases in a single pot builds tons of taste in only a half hour.
Polish Potato, Kielbasa, and Cabbage Soup (Kapuśniak) Recipe »Again to the complete listing Straightforward Creamy Potato, Leek, and Sauerkraut Soup[Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]This recipe takes a few of the finest components of kapusniak and creamy potato-leek soup to make a dish that’s wealthy and filling on one hand however gentle and tangy on the opposite. The important thing to giving the soup a very good cabbage taste with out making it too bitter is utilizing a mix of sauerkraut and contemporary cabbage.
Straightforward Creamy Potato, Leek, and Sauerkraut Soup Recipe »Again to the complete listing Polish Cabbage, Potato, and Bacon Casserole[Photograph: Lauren Rothman]Cabbage, potato, and bacon casserole is basic Jap European consolation meals. Our model begins by crisping up bacon after which cooking down shredded cabbage and chopped onion within the rendered fats. Add parboiled potatoes, cream, and contemporary parsley, and spoon right into a casserole dish. Bake with cheese, and also you’re good to go.
Polish Cabbage, Potato, and Bacon Casserole Recipe »Again to the complete listing Grilled Bratwurst With Heat German Potato Slaw[Photograph: Morgan Eisenberg]Cannot select between potato salad and slaw? With this recipe you do not have to. We prepare dinner the sausages on a mattress of potatoes and pink cabbage, which we use to high the brats after they end cooking. End with mustard and contemporary parsley to chop by all of the richness.
Grilled Bratwurst With Heat German Potato Slaw Recipe »Again to the complete listing Chinese language Spicy and Bitter Stir-Fried Cabbage With Bacon[Photograph: Shao Z.]This dish begins with garlic, scallions, and pink chilies—a standard taste base in Hunanese cooking. Bacon provides a pleasant trace of smoke, and black vinegar makes the dish just a bit bitter. You should definitely tear aside the cabbage by hand as a substitute of chopping it to get the fitting texture.
Chinese language Spicy and Bitter Stir-Fried Cabbage With Bacon Recipe »Again to the complete listing The Finest Japanese Pork and Cabbage Dumplings (Gyoza)[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]Flippantly seasoned with garlic, scallions, ginger, white pepper, salt, and sugar, these pork and cabbage gyoza are a little bit extra refined than Chinese language dumplings. It is essential to wring out the cabbage in a paper towel to stop the filling from getting mushy.
The Finest Japanese Pork and Cabbage Dumplings (Gyoza) Recipe »Again to the complete listing Okonomiyaki (Japanese Cabbage Pancake)[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]Okonomiyaki will be made one million alternative ways—okonomi means “the way you need it” in Japanese. Our model begins with shredded cabbage (one of many solely constants between recipes) to which we add bonito flakes, scallions, pickled pink ginger, and a wheat-flour batter.
Okonomiyaki (Japanese Cabbage Pancake) Recipe »Again to the complete listing Fast Indian Cabbage Salad[Photograph: Prasanna Sankhe]Indian cooking would not at all times name for a protracted listing of spices—this cabbage, carrot, and coconut salad is flavored with only a handful of components. The intense salad is the proper accompaniment to a plate of creamy Rooster Tikka Masala.
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