April 10, 2020
Braised Cabbage With Pears & Cumin
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
“Pears offer a nice change of pace from the usual apple in this dish, and I love the way their sweet, gritty texture half dissolves and cooks into the vinegar and cabbage juices,” says Queer Eye‘s culinary expert, Antoni Porowski. “This makes a great side for Pork Chop Like at Kiki’s Taverna.”
Yield: Serves 4 to 6
Make Braised Cabbage
- Quarter and core pears. Coarsely grate or cut into 1⁄4″ pieces.
- Heat oil in large Dutch oven or other wide, heavy pot with lid over medium heat. Add pears, then stir in cabbage, bay leaves, cumin seeds and 1⁄2 teaspoon of salt, and cook, stirring frequently, until cabbage begins to wilt, about 5 minutes.
- Add 1⁄4 cup of vinegar and 2 teaspoons of water. Cover pot and gently simmer over medium-low heat, stirring once or twice, until cabbage is tender but still retains a touch of bite, 14 to 16 minutes.
- Remove pot from heat and discard bay leaves. Stir in honey, remaining 2 tablespoons of vinegar and butter, if desired. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot.