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Monday, March 28, 2016

Hot Apple and Cabbage Slaw for One

If you’re feeling Bohemian, this is a simple and fast meal to help maintain the mood.
1 TBLSP olive oil
½ an apple (any kind is fine, sweet or tart), cored and chopped
¼ yellow onion, chopped
1 or 2 mushrooms, sliced thinly
2/3 cup chopped cabbage (green or red)
2 TBLSP grated carrot
1 TBLSP caraway seeds
2 TBLSP (or more) of Dijon-style mustard
Slosh of rice vinegar (or other mild vinegar, like cider)
Salt and pepper to taste 
  1. In a frying pan, heat the oil. Add in the apple and onion, and cook for 3 or 4 minutes, until it’s pretty fragrant, but nothing is really starting to break down yet.
  2. Add in the mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms have released and reabsorbed most of their liquids, about another 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the cabbage and carrot and continue to cook until it softens a bit, about another 3 or 4 minutes.
  4. Toss in the caraway seeds and blop the mustard in after them, stirring until the mustard is spread throughout. If it seems too dry, add some water, white wine, or beer. Yummm. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve hot. I like mine with a little Yves Beer Brat or Bratwurst, and served on a bit of greenery.

  • Try it with quartered Brussel sprouts instead of the cabbage. They will need a little more time to cook than the cabbage so maybe put them in with the mushrooms.
  • Add walnut pieces.
  • Replace the caraway seeds with cumin seeds and some garlic.
  • Toss in some capers for a salty surprise.

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