Ariel and Noel's Briased Red Cabbage WTF?
The Cooking Corner with Ariel and Noel * 3
Ariel: Hey Noel, did you approve the title to this episode of our cooking corner show?
Noel: Yeah, so what?
Ariel: Ariel and Noel’s Braised Red Cabbage WTF?
Noel: It’s a cooking show.. WTF.. Where’s the fish? We’ve done meats, cheeses, and bread, but no fish.
Ariel: Oh.. Okay, I’m sorry.
Noel: Now since we are on the title, what the hell is a Braised Red Cabbage? Vegetables
from the hood? Vegetables with an attitude?
Ariel: Well, it’s to cook by first browning a small amount of fat, then add water and simmer in a small container.
Noel: Lets get this episode going. I don’t think I can take the word Braise anymore.. Let alone I got to deal with Red Cabbage. I mean come on Ariel.. What kid likes Cabbage?
Ariel: I do.
Noel: Like I said, what kid likes Cabbage?
Ariel: Okay.. Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:
1 T. olive oil- 3 lg. Garlic cloves, mashed - 1 lg. Chopped onion - 1 Turkish bay leaf or a 1/3 California bay leaf- 1/4 tsp. Ground cloves- 1 ½ C. Red wine - 1/4 C. Red wine vinegar- 2T. Light brown sugar- 1 C. Peeled chestnuts. 1 lg. Head of red cabbage, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick. 1 lg. Green apple, peeled ( Granny Smith works good here ) make sure it’s cored and diced.-- Salt to taste.
Noel: I get the wine part of these ingredients.
Ariel: You do?
Noel: Yeah.. Get them drunk so they won’t taste the cabbage.
Ariel: Moving on! In a large pot, heat the olive oil. Add the onion and carrots and saute over medium heat until the onion is translucent.
Noel: Okay wait.. Wait.. What the hell is translucent? You’re barely three and you’re coming up with words like Braised and Translucent?
Ariel: It’s nice to be a girl..huh? LOL now back to the kitchen corner recipe. Where was I?
Noel: The onion being translucent.
Ariel: Add the cabbage and apple and mix well. Add salt to taste, the garlic, bay leaf, cloves, wine, sugar and vinegar. Bring to a low boil, cover, and cook for about one hour. Remove bay leaf and correct seasoning. Then add I cup of your peeled chestnuts to cook in the braising liquid. And there you have it...
Ariel: Maybe next time we’ll do fish.
© 2012 Frank Atanacio
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