This is a great vegetable side dish for a number of holiday menus. Roast goose, pork and rouladen (German beef rolls) are a few items that come to mind.
Balsamic Red Cabbage snuggling against Rouladen.
I’m planning on making rouladen and am experimenting with a lightened-up version of the red cabbage I usually make. Everyone adores this cabbage dish, but it calls for lots of butter and sugar. The spaetzle and gravy I’m serving with the rouladen will be quite rich, so I’d prefer the vegetables a bit lighter.
I substituted olive oil for butter and reduced the sugar — loved the results, but if I were cooking for a dinner party, I’d return the butter to the pan and add a pinch more sugar. Finding time today is an issue, so I purchased a bag of sliced red cabbage instead of slicing red cabbage from the head. A 10-ounce bag works out to be about six cups of raw, thinly sliced cabbage.
My favorite way of eating corn is when I insert my knife deeply into the cooked cob, then slide the blade down, so that the corn is removed from the cob in a long sheaths, instead of individual kernels. Sometimes the cob obliges (esp. at this time of the year, when corn is juicy and … Full recipe post »
A trivia question: Which decade embraced glam rock fashionistas skimpily clad in crushed velour hot pants and sequined halter tops, best observed shimmering and gyrating to acid rock in the purple haze of a lava lamp? If your guess was the seventies, that outfit may well have been your fashion statement. You may also recall … Full recipe post »
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