This red wine braised cabbage makes a great side dish to roasted poultry, pork or game meats, but you can enjoy it with bulgur or wild rice and caramelized chestnuts for a hearty and healthy meal. Goose fat can be substituted with butter and red wine with grape juice instead.
Red Wine braised Cabbage with Caramelized Chestnutsadapted from Küchen Göetter
- Remove any wilted leaves on the outside of the cabbage. Cut the cabbage vertically into 4 parts.Remove the core and cut the cabbage into 5mm slices. Peel and dice the onion. Peel, core and dice the apple.
- Melt the goose fat in a large pan over medium heat. Add in onion and stir until translucent. Add in red cabbage and apple. Cook and stir briefly, then add in 4 tablespoons of red wine vinegar and red wine. Cover and cook for 40-50 minutes until almost all the liquid has evaporated. Taste and season with the remaining vinegar, salt and pepper.
- Melt 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small pan over medium heat until lightly brown and caramelized. Remove the pan from the heat and add in butter and chestnuts. Cook over the low heat and gently stir until chestnuts are well coated with caramel. Fold the caramelized chestnuts into red cabbage.