How to prepare stewed black cabbage
To prepare this side dish, wash and dry the black cabbage then remove the toughest stalks and cut it into strips.
Finely chop the garlic and onion and put them in a saucepan together with the diced sweet bacon. Sauté everything over medium heat, without adding further fat, for 5-6 minutes, stirring often.
Add the black cabbage and cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Then add the broth or water and cook, covered, for about 20 minutes, evaluating the cooking. If it gets too dry, just add a little water to finish cooking. Season with salt and sprinkle with a generous grind of black pepper before serving.
Variants to the recipe
After having seen the classic recipe, let's try to suggest some variations for this preparation.
- Lard or bacon. For a stronger taste, you can replace the sweet pancetta with lard, smoked bacon or guanciale depending on your taste.
- The bruschetta. If you want to present the stewed black cabbage in a more original way, you can toast a few slices of bread in the oven with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and salt, then use them as a base for a bruschetta, an excellent appetizer.
- Recovery of leftovers. If you have the stewed black cabbage left over, you can use it as a base for an omelette that will be very tasty and tasty.