Friday, August 8, 2014

Spicy Caramelized Purple Cabbage and Basil

I've never done anything with cabbage before but was really pleased with this recipe. It had some spice to it but the sugar really gives it a nice balance of flavors.

You need:

1 Small Head Purple Cabbage

1 Half Onion

3 Cloves Garlic

Large Handful of Basil

4 Tbsp Olive Oil

1/4 Tsp Cayenne Powder

1/4 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes

Sea Salt and Black Pepper


First heat a large pan on medium and add the oil, cayenne, and red pepper. Slice the onion; throw into the pan and cover. Cook the onions until they start to caramelize. In the meantime, quarter the cabbage, then slice it into finger-wide slices. Chop the garlic up fairly well and set to the side. Once the onions start to get a light brown color, throw in the cabbage and give the pan a good toss; cover and let cook down for about 4 minutes. Roll up all of your basil and give it a slice. Once the cabbage has reduced in size a bit, season with salt and pepper and throw in the garlic. Give it 2 more minutes, then turn off the heat and toss in half of the basil; plate immediately and cover with remaining basil. Sprinkle with sugar.


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