Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Cabbage and Jamie Oliver..... What a Match!

I have not always been a fan of cabbage. I remember it from my childhood boiled and not very tasty. But Jamie has two particularly great recipes for cabbage and they are just moreish! So get into the winter veggies as the weather starts to turn cold. My sister just loves the second recipe and I send her home with left overs every time we have it and you would think I gave her a winning lottery ticket!

The first is Braised Bacon Cabbage....Yum!


1 savoy cabbage finely sliced
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
6 rashers of streaky bacon, chopped
olive oil
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp butter
1 chicken stock cube
salt & pepper to taste

  • Place the olive oil in a pan and heat, add the bacon and stir until crisp and golden
  • Stir in the garlic and the 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce and the butter.
  • Add the V=Cabbage stir well and turn up the heat to high
  • Dissolve the chicken stock cube in 285ml water pour it in to the pan.
  • Place a lid on the pot and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Season with the salt and pepper if needed
Eat!! I will guarantee there will be none left!

The Second recipe is Red Cabbage Braised with Apple, Bacon & Balsamic Vinegar


Olive Oil
250g Streaky bacon, sliced
1 tbsp Fennel Seeds, bashed
1 onion, chopped
2 Apples, peeled and chopped
1 red cabbage, chopped into chunks
salt & pepper to taste
150ml Balsamic Vinegar

  • Heat olive oil in a pan add the bacon and fennel seeds, cook until golden
  • Add the onion and cook until golden and sticky
  • Add the apple, cabbage, salt, pepper and Balsamic Vinegar, stir well
  • Put the lid on and cook over low heat for an hour, stirring every now and then
This goes really well with Corned Beef!

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