Recipe Review

This 3-Ingredient Braised Cabbage Is the Dreamiest Side Dish

published Mar 28, 2017
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Sometimes dinner inspiration starts with a side rather than the main dish. Case in point? This braised purple cabbage. With only three ingredients, humble cabbage is transformed into an outrageously delicious side dish that just might steal the show come dinnertime.

The best part about this dish is that it is almost entirely hands-off. All you have to do is cut the cabbage into wedges and arrange them in a baking dish. Cut up some butter and scatter it over the cabbage, and then pour over vegetable broth.

After the cabbage bakes in the oven for about an hour, season it with salt and pepper to taste, and then garnish as the author did (optional) with breadcrumbs, parsley, golden raisins, and chili flakes. You can also just leave the cabbage as is; it’s incredibly flavorful on its own.

A word of advice? Don’t worry too much about what to serve alongside this dish — I can pretty much guarantee you’ll be too busy talking about how tender and flavorful the cabbage is to focus on anything else.

Get the Recipe: Braised Purple Cabbage from Tending the Table