Braised Cabbage with Apple Cider

Braising is a wonderful way to bring out the natural sweetness of cabbage. Try this recipe along side oven-finished pork chops and applesauce. Caraway seed, a carminative herb, helps reduce gas and bloating that some people experience when they eat vegetables like cabbage and cauliflower!

2 tbsp butter
1 tsp caraway seeds
1 head red cabbage, thinly sliced
¾ cup apple cider
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper

Heat a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add butter and let melt. Add caraway seeds and stir about 30 seconds until fragrant. In small batches, add cabbage, stirring until slightly wilted after each batch. Pour apple cider and apple cider vinegar over cabbage and let simmer about 15 minutes until all cabbage is tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Makes 4-6 servings.