Boiled cabbage

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Boiled cabbage
Boiled cabbage
Servings:Serves 4 as a vegetable accompaniment
Calories per serving:45
Ready in:15 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:12th April 2013
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Try not to over-cook the cabbage so it becomes limp and lifeless. Don't forget, most people actually love cole-slaw, which is primarily raw cabbage, albeit, in a form of mayonnaise


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  1. Shred the cabbage finely.
  2. Place in a large pan and cover with boiling water.
  3. Add a pinch of salt to the water.
  4. Allow to return to the boil.
  5. Simmer vigorously for 4 minutes.
  6. Test a piece, it should be like al-dente pasta, with a little 'bite' to it.
  7. Drain well, pressing in a colander (or spinning in a salad spinner) if necessary, to remove excess water.
  8. Add to a warm bowl with a knob of butter, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with toasted seeds if using.


Be bold with the flavours and textures you add to this dish. Roast nuts, oils flavoured with garlic, sesame oil, chopped chillies, citrus juice and zest all bring out different tastes.

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