This is a heart warming dish, that I like to make again every year. It’s not the traditional way to make red cabbage, but as the available seasonal food in autumn/winter is limited new recipes are welcome. I’m always looking for new recipes with cabbage, no matter if it’s with red, white, pointed or savoy cabbage.
This one surprises with the fruity flavour of the oranges – added in juice and flesh – and the creaminess and heartiness of the gorgonzola. Give it a try, even if you can’t imagine this combination. It’s a wonderful vegetarian dish.
As accompaniment boiled or mashed potatoes are perfect. But even with long pasta, like tagliatelle, it works great, because of the gorgonzola and the texture of the cabbage.
I always make a huge batch, that would last for 4-6 persons in a vegetarian main dish. That’s because, I use a whole red cabbage (just a small to medium one, not a huge one!). I don’t want to have a half red cabbage sneaking around in my fridge, which I don’t know what to do with. And the leftovers freeze very well.
- one small to medium red cabbage
- 150 – 200 ml orange juice (freshly squeezed, if you like), more if you want more sauce
- 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
- salt, pepper
- 1 onion
- about 200 g gorgonzola
- 1 Tbsp clarified butter (or sunflower oil)
- 3 organic oranges
- 100 g cream
Clean the cabbage, cut it in quarters (or even in eights, if using a stand mixer attachment) and slice thinly. Mix the cabbage with the orange juice, the vinegar and salt and pepper. Marinate for 20 minutes.
Chop the onion finely.
Fillet the oranges and cut the filets in pieces.
Let the red cabbage drain in a sieve and keep the liquid. Heat the clarified butter and sauté the cabbage in portions. Add the onion and the marinade and braise it for 10-15 minutes. The cabbage should be still firm to the bite.
In the meantime, cut the gorgonzola into pieces (the rind can also be eaten). Fold in the cream and the orange filets, as well as the gorgonzola. Let it melt. Season with salt and pepper. If you prefer a bit more sauce, add some orange juice.
Serve with boiled or mashed potatoes.