I'm not much of a cabbage eater. I mean, I know it's good for you, but ... it's cabbage. You know?
But I saw a recipe for Hot Slaw with Poppy Seed Dressing in my "All New Good Housekeeping Cook Book" and noticed cabbage on sale at the grocery store. I figured it was worth a try.
I made it last night, and it was delicious. My sweetheart and I enjoyed the slaw with Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops (recipe also below), and it made a tangy, flavorful meal. Both recipes' prep and cook time is less than 25 minutes.
Although, after I sliced the cabbage, grated the carrots and added them to the hot oil, my boyfriend said, "Uhhh I don't think you're supposed to cook those..." Apparently, I'd told him I was making coleslaw. Whoops.
Hot Slaw with Poppy Seed Dressing
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used canola)
1/2 small head green cabbage (12 ounces) cored and thinly sliced
1 large carrot, peeled and shredded (I used two and probably could have used three)
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
4 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a 5-quart dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add cabbage, carrot and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is tender-crisp, about five minutes.
Stir in vinegar, sugar, poppy seeds and salt and cook two minutes longer. Makes four accompaniment servings.
Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops
8 boneless pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick (3 ounces each), trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot or onion
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
Pat pork dry with paper towels. Sprinkle chops with salt and pepper. In nonstick, 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Cook pork four minutes on one side. Turn and cook three minutes on second side. Transfer pork to platter and keep warm.
Increase heat to high. Stir shallot into pan juices; cook one minute. Stir in vinegar and sugar and cook one minute longer. Pour sauce over pork. Makes four main-dish servings.
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