Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Quick Tuesday Braise

Most Tuesday evenings I can be found heading to Milestone Crossfit, well let's be real, three nights a week and most Saturday mornings I can be found heading there ;) What that means for my cooking is not too much in the summer when I usually want quick, small, not too cooked bites.  What it means in the winter when I usually want a slowly braised hot meal is that I have to either start using my crockpot more (yes I need to do that) or figure out ways to achieve the same flavors as a good braise with less time/effort required.  The latest attempt to quickly braise something arose from the need to do something tasty in little time and the need to use up an ever growing pile of veggies coming from my Farmhouse Delivery box.  In honor of my quick Tuesday night meals here's one that will certainly make the rounds again...

Quick Braised Cabbage

Head napa cabbage, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 med onion, chopped
1/4 cups chicken stock
Salt, pepper to taste
2 smoked ham hocks
1.  Saute ham hocks in olive oil until browned, remove from skillet
2,  Add onion, celery and carrot, saute 2 min 
3,  Add cabbage
4.  Shred pork off hocks, add to skillet
5,  Add stock and season, let stock boil down till its nearly gone and serve



Angie's Recipes said...

I adore the stew that's prepared with lots of veggies. This looks totally comforting, hearty and tasty!

Reeni said...

I know a lot of people hate it but cabbage is one of my favorites! Looks perfect for a cool winter night.

Cajunlicious said...

That looks so delicious, I love braising.

grace said...

the ham hocks makes all the difference in something like this. nice touch!

Anonymous said...

A very comforting and warming dish!