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Friday, September 13 2013

The surprising flavor of coffee is added to cabbage, bacon, and molasses, making a robust side dish.



Good-For-You Cabbage
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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 20 mins
  • 2      small heads cabbage (1-1/2 to 2 pounds each)
  • 4    slices  thick-cut smoked bacon
  • 1 1/2   teaspoons   whole mustard seeds
  • 1    teaspoon   caraway seeds
  • 1/2   teaspoon   cumin seed
  • 1/2   teaspoon   fennel seed
  • 1    teaspoon   sea salt or 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2   teaspoon   cracked black pepper
  • 1    cup   brewed strong coffee
  • 3    tablespoons   molasses
Rinse cabbage, remove outer leaves. Cut in eight wedges; set aside.
In large skillet with tight-fitting lid cook bacon over medium heat. Reserving 3 tablespoons drippings in skillet, transfer bacon to paper towels; drain, crumble, set aside. To drippings add mustard, caraway, cumin, fennel, salt, and pepper; cook and stir 1 minute. Add half the cabbage wedges at a time; cook, searing edges, 3 to 5 minutes. Place all cabbage wedges in skillet, overlapping slightly.
For gravy, stir together coffee and molasses; pour over cabbage. (Gravy does not blend.) Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer cabbage to platter; sprinkle with bacon. Pass gravy. Serves 8.
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