Best Cooking Time - Techniques - Methods - Flavors
Cabbage Recipes & How to Cook Cabbage & How Long to Cook Cabbage
Here we will look at green cabbage, red cabbage, Napa cabbage (aka Chinese Cabbage), and Savoy cabbage. There are many other vegetables that are actually in the cabbage family, but will be examined separately these include: bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, and kohlrabi.
|Cabbage Cooking Method
Cook until desired tenderness
||shredded for coleslaw, leaves, juice
shredded 4 - 7 min. (taste test to find the tender/crispy texture that you prefer
green cabbage wedges 9 - 11 min.; leaves 3 - 4 min.
Red cabbage wedges 9 - 11 min.; leaves 8 - 10 min.
napa or savoy wedges 4 - 6 min.; leaves 2 - 3 min.
||shredded braise 10 min. covered then 10 min. uncovered to glaze
||green cabbage wedges or shredded 12 - 15 min.; leaves 5 - 7 min.
Red cabbage wedges 15 - 17 min. shredded 8 - 10 min.; leaves 15 min.
Napa or Savoy wedges or shredded 6 - 8 min.; leaves 3 - 5 min.
|Stir Fry or Saute
||shredded cabbage 5 - 7 min.
shredded 2 cups 4 min.; 1 lb. 8 - 12 min.; wedges 1 lb. 12 - 14 min.
quartered 3 - 4 min.; shredded 1 min.
Test for Doneness: When pierced easily with a thin knife blade or when it is the texture that you desire.
Cabbage Tips And Techniques
Adding an acid such as wine or vinegar to red cabbage recipes keeps the cabbage from turning blue. Overcooking cabbage increases and intensifies the sulfur odor associated with cabbage cooking and can reduce nutrients.
Red and green Cabbage have been a staple of northern Europe.
Napa cabbage (Chinese cabbage) is a staple of Asian cuisines.
Flavors That Go
Common ingredients used in cabbage recipes include:
chopped fresh cilantro
chopped fresh dill
green bell pepper
red bell pepper
red pepper flakes
red wine vinegar
Classic Cabbage Recipes:
Corned Beef and Cabbage
Braised Red Cabbage with apples and onion
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls