Dish with Diane: Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s Braised Cabbage with Jalapeños

Dish with Diane: Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s Braised Cabbage with Jalapeños
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Dish with Diane: Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s Braised Cabbage with Jalapeños

Jane Bruce

Dish with Diane: Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s Braised Cabbage with Jalapeños

Dish with Diane — a series all about getting healthy and delicious foods right from world-class chefs themselves, brings you this braised cabbage recipe.

“I love cabbage, and this is my favorite way to cook it. The flavors of these spices and the addition of tomato and jalapeño make it addictive. I have eaten a bowl of this on its own; I have paired it with chicken; I have even put a mound of it on a turkey sandwich instead of regular coleslaw. While I appreciate the romance of using fresh tomatoes in most cases, I actually welcome the juices from the can in this recipe. It’s almost as if the tomatoes sink in and become a part of the cabbage party much faster this way. This is not a dish that needs to cook forever because you develop deep flavors as you go along, especially when you toast the spices in the beginning to wake them from their deep sleep in your kitchen cabinet.” — Alex Guarnaschelli, Old-School Comfort Food: The Way I Learned to Cook

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4
Servings
109
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 2  Teaspoons  cumin seeds
  • 2  Teaspoons  caraway seeds
  • 2  Teaspoons  coriander seeds, lightly crushed
  • small heads Savoy cabbage, cored, ribs removed, leaves thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • White pepper
  • 2  Tablespoons  packed, finely grated ginger (about two 2-inch knobs)
  • 1  Teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 28-ounce can whole peeled tomatoes and their juices
  • jalapeño (including seeds), cut into thin rounds
  • 1  Tablespoon  finely chopped cilantro leaves

Directions

In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cumin, caraway, and coriander seeds and toast them slightly for 30 seconds. Do not let them brown.

Immediately add the cabbage and toss to coat with the butter and spices. Season with salt and white pepper and stir to blend. Cook the cabbage over medium heat, stirring from time to time, until slightly wilted, 10 to 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Stir in the fresh ginger, ground ginger, tomatoes (with their juice), and jalapeños. Simmer until the cabbage is tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Taste again and adjust the seasoning, if necessary. Add the cilantro and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
13µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
14µg
16%
Calcium, Ca
17mg
2%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
31mg
10%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
41mg
6%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
120mg
8%
Water
6g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Braised Cabbage Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Braised Cabbage Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.