Easy Braised Cabbage with Pancetta

Cabbage can be served in many different ways. Raw in salads, roasted, sautéed or braised, it is often a crowd pleaser and it is quickly prepared!

braised cabbage with bacon

We always have cabbage at hand, firstly because it is so versatile and pairs with most main dishes and secondly because it will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge when properly stored. 


Green cabbage, savoy, pointed cabbage or napa cabbage are the most common varieties used for braising. Some are more colourful than others, but they are all inexpensive, available all year round and cabbage fits all food budgets.

Today we are braising cabbage with pancetta and adding ginger to give this side dish a ‘punch’.

Related: Gratined marrow and zucchini and other side dishes

braised cabbage with bacon

Braised Cabbage with Pancetta

Cabbage can be served in many different ways. It is often a crowd pleaser and it is quickly prepared!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side dishes
Cuisine International
Servings 4 people
Calories 106 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Chopping board
Chef knife
Teflon pan

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Cut the pancetta into big lardons and the green cabbage into large strips.
    ingredients for braised cabbage dish
  • Blanch the green cabbage for ½ minute.
    blanching cabbage
  • Sauté the lardon without fat over medium heat in a Teflon pan until the fat is rendered.
    rendering fat from bacon
  • Add the garlic, ginger and blanched green cabbage, stir to combine, and cook covered for 20-25 minutes until the cabbage is tender.
    combining cabbage with bacon and fragrant ingredients
  • Stir occasionally and season to taste.
    braised cabbage with bacon

Notes

  • Pancetta or bacon both can be used. Pancetta is salted-cured and dried while bacon is often smoked.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 10gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 166mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cabbage, pancetta
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