This versatile veggie is an early-summer treat in our favorite cabbage recipes.
Delicious raw, cooked, or pickled—savory cabbages have stunning, deep crinkled leaves that can span a few feet in the garden. Pungent when raw, yet mellow and sweeter when cooked, cabbage is a great vegetable to use throughout the summer months.
First up is Beer-Braised Chicken Tacos with Cabbage Slaw. Cabbage and apple slaw adds a nice crunch. When you pair the slaw with beer-braised chicken, the tacos take on a German flair.
There's no better way to celebrate St. Paddy than with a showstopping feast of beef, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. To create the traditional flavor profile of corned beef and cabbage without the traditionally massive sodium spike, we simmer brisket in a strong aromatic spice blend at low and slow heat rather than starting with brined beef.
View Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef and Cabbage with Potatoes and Carrots
These sandwiches are a nod to low-and-slow Southern barbecue—using just a little bit of pork shoulder. And just like traditional pulled pork, the meltingly tender vegetables and pork are piled high on toasted buns, slathered with a Greek yogurt mixture, and topped with shredded cabbage.
Caramelizing cabbage under the broiler draws out its natural sugars and deepens the flavor of the glaze. Preheat the roasting pan to jump-start the browning process.
There are lots of sustainable salmon options available now, from wild Alaskan to farmed U.S. species. Keep this easy recipe in mind for times when you have leftover cabbage in the fridge.
Nicely roasted cabbage turns sweet and earthy, with a deliciously silky texture. There's a beautiful balance of flavors here—sweetness from cabbage and carrots, fire from hot sauce, brightness from vinegar, and richness from butter.
This citrusy take on coleslaw is fresh and pleasantly spicy, an ideal side dish or burger or brat topping. Leave the seeds in more peppers for added fire, or seed all of them for a milder dish.
We love this crunchy cabbage slaw, but the vinaigrette—made from puréed mangoes—is a winning recipe. Make a double recipe of the vinaigrette and enjoy it later tossed with spinach leaves or spooned over fish or chicken.
This recipe is the definition of hearty in a bowl. Earthy green cabbage mingles with moist shredded chicken, chicken sausage, and broth-soaked potatoes. Tart, crunchy apple slices add a fruity counterpoint to this German-inspired soup.
This dish is spectacular, as wasabi peas make a delicious breading for tofu. Surprisingly, they lose their bite when cooked but provide intriguing flavor and crunch in the slightly sweet, salty crust. Look for cans of the peas in the Asian food section of your supermarket or in the bulk bin of some large grocery stores. A few crushed peas get sprinkled on top of the finished dish for added crunch and a pop of pungency.
The name of this dish is galaam oop, which tells the cooking method (oop) used for cooking the cabbage (galaam). The "oop" method of cooking, found in Northern Thailand and among the Shan people in Myanmar, involves a slow simmer, under a tightly sealed lid, of ingredients that have been combined with very little water and little or no oil. There's depth of flavor from a little ground beef that gives extra succulence.
View Recipe: Simmered Cabbage with Beef, Shan Style
A sweet-tangy-spicy glaze of Asian pantry staples caramelizes beautifully under the broiler. To complete the meal, serve with jasmine rice tossed with sliced green onions and lime rind strips.
If you want to use cabbage for something more exciting than simple slaw, kimchi is worth the wait. It’s a spicy Korean condiment that is often fermented and aged—sometimes for months. Our recipe is shortened to one week. It’s traditionally served with steamed white rice and pairs well with stir-fries.
This dish is more authentic than the ubiquitous corned beef and cabbage, though it is quite similar in that Irish boiling bacon is a cured meat, too. The boiling bacon is also leaner than traditional American bacon (which does not make an appropriate substitute).