in the mood for braised red cabbage but. . .
not sure what to serve it with to make a complete meal. Usually see it with some sort of pork.
It's usually pork with us, including sausages. But it also goes well with venison. And it's made more than one non-traditional Christmas Day appearance alongside the very traditional turkey.
applegate sweet Italian sausage (7 g of fat per link) and very good.
Weiner shnitzel (veal or chicken) is also very good.
And add a baked or boiled potato
Braised with smoked turkey with onions , apple or pear in apple cider .A bit of cardamom salt and pepper First choice would be a good black bread
Schnitzel (generally pork) with a fried egg on top is our go-to for braised red sweet/sour cabbage.......and buttered poppyseed noodles to soak up that yolk...
Sauerbraten or Rouladen if you're in the mood for beef ;-)
Or turkey schnitzel.
Or if you're looking for a veg main, served with spaetzle topped with mushroom sauce, or schupfnudeln.
I like to serve as a side dish with mashed potatoes, smoked sausage, and Brown Beer Bread or Irish Soda Bread.
It would probably be good served alone with corn bread.
CARAWAY RED CABBAGE
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped onion*
1 head red cabbage
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup cider vinegar
1 teaspoon caraway seed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Melt butter over medium heat in a large stainless steel skillet. Add onion and cook over medium heat. While onion are cooking, core cabbage into four sections, slice off hard cores but do not throw away. With a sharp knife, shred cabbage over cooking onions. Add cores and remaining ingredients. Cover and continue cooking over medium heat until cabbage is tender.
*I use a medium sized onion which is probably more like 1 cup but I haven't measured it.