Braised Red Cabbage

December 27, 2021

From Time/Life series. 325º oven, 2 hours. (Best served next day)


Small 2 lb red cabbage finely cut/shredded

4 TB butter

1 TB salt

1/3 C water

1/3 C red vinegar

1/4 C red currant jelly (or lingon berry)

1 small apple minced


Add butter, salt, sugar,water & vinegar to large stainless steel dutch oven/pot. Bring to a boil on stove.

Add shredded cabbage, cover, bring back to a boil.

Remove covered pot from stove, move to oven, braise 2 hours. ( In the last 10 minutes add jelly and minced apples.)


Braised in oven, one pot (dutch oven) cooking! The Week, 2013. Serves 6. 325º oven.

Brown 6 chicken legs, skins removed  in batches, 1 TB vegetable oil until golden over med-hi heat.Transfer to a plate.

2 onions, sliced thin, 1TB unsalted butter. Soften onions until golden. Add spices, stir in & cook 1 min.

  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1½ Tb grated ginger
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cayenne

Return chicken to pot, add 1 can (15oz) drained chickpeas, 2 cups or more chicken broth to cover  75% of  the chicken. Bring to a boil.

Cover and bake in oven 45-55 minutes until fork tender. remove chicken from pot and cover to keep warm.

Add 5 oz baby spinach, cover  5-7 minutes until wilted.

Stir in ¼ Cup Greek yogurt. Transfer chicken to deep dish and pour spinach, chickpea sauce on top. Sprinkle with ¼ Cup cilantro leaves.




Lentils Braised

November 5, 2012

From Williams-Sonoma 2012, 8 svgs

Saute vegetables and Bacon in frying pan medium heat

  • 3 oz diced bacon saute until fat rendered 4-6 min
  • 1 TB olive oil

Add diced vegetables, saute until softened 6-8 min

  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced

Add garlic, saute about 1 min

  • 2 cloves garlic minced

Turn heat up to med hi, add wine, cook 3-4 min to reduce liquid

  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 large fresh thyme sprigs

Add broth and lentils, bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer covered 35-40 minutes

  • 3 Cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups dry lentils, rinsed, drained

Remove bay leaf & thyme sprigs, serve with duck confit or chicken thighs.