Baked Red Cabbage with Spices

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cookinwithherbs susan belsinger, contributor
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Oven-baked cabbage is a simple and tasty way to enjoy this brassica. It is both sweet and a little sour with vinegar and the spice is just right. Sesame seeds add a nice crunch on top. It can be made with any of the green cabbages, or even Brussels sprouts.
Close-up of red cabbage. Tis the season for harvesting, buying and eating the brassicas!
Red and green cabbage basically taste the same--the red is pretty raw or cooked--adding color to the plate. However it does turn a coleslaw made with mayonnaise a pinkish-purple shade. Sometimes, I mix the two for a colorful escabeche.
Coleslaw is one of my favorite salads--whether it is made with oil and vinegar or mayonnaise. It adds a good crunch to meals; I really enjoy it with beans and cornbread.
Oven-baked cabbage is a simple and tasty way to enjoy this brassica. It is both sweet and a little sour with vinegar and the spice is just right. Sesame seeds add a nice crunch on top. It can be made with any of the green cabbages, or even Brussels sprouts.Click To Enlarge

Oven-baked cabbage is a simple and tasty way to enjoy this brassica. It is both sweet and a little sour with vinegar and the spice is just right. Sesame seeds add a nice crunch on top. It can be made with any of the green cabbages, or even Brussels sprouts.

Photo: Susan Belsinger

Ingredients:
1 small red cabbage, cored and shredded
1 large onion, peeled, quartered lengthwise and sliced thin
1 tart apple, cored and cut into julienne
1/3 cup olive oil
2-1/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons each: paprika, cinnamon, and dill weed
1-1/2 teaspoons each: toasted and ground cumin seed and caraway seed
1 heaping tablespoon sugar, optional
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons sesame seed
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into bits, optional

Serves 8

Both cabbage and onions turn sweet when cooked—so it is good to add a tart apple to this dish. I use lots of Mid-Eastern Mediterranean spices to give it an interesting flavor. Although I like the red cabbage baked, green works equally well.

Preheat oven to 400º F and lightly oil a 13x9-inch casserole dish.

In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, onion and apple and toss. Drizzle the olive oil and vinegar over the vegetables and sprinkle the paprika, cinnamon, dill, cumin, caraway, sugar, if using it, and season generously with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat the vegetables.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the top with sesame seeds and dot with butter, if desired. Bake in a preheated oven for 1 hour; cover with foil for the last 10 or 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Taste for salt and pepper and serve.

Susan Belsinger©2011


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Comments (7)

Andylee2 writes: It's looking Very delicious
Posted: 8:03 am on August 7th
OliviaGibbes writes: wow this looks so beautiful
Posted: 11:13 am on June 1st
Arthurbrown writes: One of the best
Posted: 5:00 am on February 17th
roberthais writes: Thanks for sharing it...
Posted: 4:40 am on February 16th
stevejon writes: look delicious....
Posted: 4:52 am on February 9th
CorinneHine writes: Very spicey
Posted: 12:22 am on January 26th
Lukewhite writes: Looks testy and beautiful and testy.....
Posted: 2:42 am on December 23rd
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