This has to be one of my favourite fall recipes and it would be great with your Thanksgiving Dinner! The origin of the recipe was the Dallas News way back in 2008. When I searched online it is nowhere to be found, either on Google or Pinterest as far as I could check. Fortunately I had a copy! You’re going to love serving this fragrant dish with your dinner.
Fragrant Fall Red Cabbage with Apples and Bacon
4 slices bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
1 large head red cabbage cored and thinly sliced
1 large red onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 apples, halved, cored and sliced
¾ cup red wine vinegar
¼ cup maple syrup
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon allspice
Salt and pepper to taste.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the bacon until lightly browned, but NOT crispy, about 4 minutes.
Add the cabbage, onion and apples. Stir well to coat with bacon drippings. Cover and cook until the vegetables and apples are limp, about 15 minutes.
Add the vinegar, maple syrup and spices. Stir well, then season with salt and pepper.
Serves 8 to 10
What happens when you buy too many cherry tomatoes at Costco? You get desperate to use them up…LOL. This salad was great!
Cherry Tomato Salad http://www.annies-eats.com/
2 pints ripe cherry tomatoes, quartered (about 4 cups)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 medium shallot minced
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
ground black pepper
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced into 1/2 inch chunks
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese (about 1 cup)
1-2 tablespoons parsley minced
Combine the tomatoes, salt and sugar in a medium bowl and toss. Let stand for 30 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a salad spinner and spin until the seeds and excess liquid have been removed (about one minute). SAVE 1/2 cup juice.
Return the tomatoes to the original bowl.
Combine 1/2 cup of the liquid with garlic, oregano, shallot and vinegar in a small saucepan and set over medium heat. Simmer until mixture is reduced about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. Whisk in the oil and season with pepper to taste.
Add the cucumber, goat cheese and parsley to the bowl of tomatoes. Toss with the dressing and serve.
Escabeche de Cebolla (Yucatecan Pickled Red Onions)
MAKES ABOUT 1 ¾ CUPS
1 tbsp. kosher salt
1 large red onion, thinly sliced lengthwise
1 tsp. whole black peppercorns
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. cumin seeds
3 cloves garlic, peeled and halved lengthwise
1 ½ cups red wine vinegar
In a bowl, toss salt and onion together; let sit until onion releases some of its liquid, about 15 minutes. Transfer to jar along with peppercorns, oregano, cumin, and garlic, and pour over vinegar; seal with lid. Refrigerate at least 4 hours before using.