Welcome to Mise en Place, a journey of culinary delight where anything can happen. Based on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s list of food by month, KRCC takes a look at farmers, chefs, and fodder, all with a Centennial State bent.

Each month, the state’s agriculture department highlights a commodity and provides a recipe using that product. We take it a step further.

[slideshow id=50]

Hearty red and green cabbage is sure to turn heads this October. KRCC’s Ellen Mahoney visited the biodynamic Cresset Community Farm in Johnstown, and stopped by the Boulder Farmer’s Market to see the braised cabbage that Camp Culinary owner Chef Michael DeBoer was cooking up.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Click below for the braised cabbage recipe from Michael DeBoer, and a recipe for Colorado Coleslaw from the Department of Agriculture.

Braised Cabbage
Chef Michael DeBoer, owner Camp Culinary

Ingredients
1 large head red cabbage, stem removed and cut into 1/4 inch strips
1/2 lb Applewood smoked bacon, cut into 1/4 strips (one half bacon)
1 large yellow onion, medium dice
2 Granny Smith apples, core removed, cut into medium dice
1 tbsp caraway seeds
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup red wine vinegar
1 tbsp kosher salt
1/2 tbsp pepper

In a large, heavy gauge pot, render off bacon over medium heat. When bacon starts to brown, add onions and cook until it starts to caramelize. Add apples and caraway seeds and cook until apples start to brown. Add cabbage and stir everything together, coating cabbage in bacon fat. Add salt and pepper.

Reduce heat to medium low and cook for about 10 minutes, allowing cabbage to wilt a bit. Stir every few minutes to keep from burning the bottom of pan. Sprinkle sugar over the top of cabbage mixture, add both vinegars, and turn pot temperature to low. Cover pot and let cook for about 30-45 minutes or until cabbage is fully cooked; stir every 5 minutes or so to keep from burning.

Recipe from the Department of Agriculture

Colorado Coleslaw
Chef Jason K. Morse, C.E.C., Valley Country Club, Aurora, Colo.

1 cup Red Cabbage, shredded
1 cup Green Cabbage, shredded
½ cup Carrot, shredded

For Dressing:
2 cups Mayonnaise
¼ cup Light Corn Syrup
¼ cup Sugar
¼ cup + 2 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
1 tbsp. Smoked Paprika
Kosher Salt to taste
White Pepper to taste

Place all dressing ingredients in a bowl, mix well and chill in the refrigerator. Combine approximately one cup of dressing with cabbage and carrots. Add more dressing according to your desired taste and texture.

 

Comments are closed.

News

Prairie Public Broadcasting
May 24, 2017 | NDPR · The oil industry is coming out of a two-year slump after OPEC cut production. In oil-rich North Dakota, there are more energy jobs than available workers and local businesses are seeing a revival.
 

Daniel Fishel for NPR
May 24, 2017 | NPR · The latest evidence that a chocolate habit may lower your risk of heart disease: A study finds people who ate small amounts of chocolate several times a week had a lower risk of atrial fibrillation.
 

Press Herald/Getty Images
May 24, 2017 | NPR · Some 55 percent of families with kids on SNAP have jobs — they just don’t earn enough to live on. Many states where reliance on SNAP is heaviest voted overwhelmingly for Trump last November.
 

Arts & Life

May 24, 2017 | NPR · The new ABC version of Dirty Dancing will air on television Wednesday night. NPR looks at the legacy of Dirty Dancing and why it’s been a favorite — albeit corny — movie over generations.
 

Courtesy of Unicornland
May 24, 2017 | NPR · Unconventional relationships are all over TV. Open marriages and three-ways have driven stories on scripted shows like House of Cards, Transparent and Orphan Black — and reality TV isn’t far behind.
 

Netflix
May 24, 2017 | FA · Now that the second season of his Netflix series is out, the comic is looking forward to some down time. “Forget season three of Master of None,” he says. “I’m … doing season 34 of Aziz Ansari.”
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
May 24, 2017 | WXPN · The Canadian rocker has always been known for bringing the party, but his latest album includes more sober reflection on his relationship with his father.
 

Leon Neal/Getty Images
May 24, 2017 | NPR · An attack like this scares women into submission, says ElsaMarie D’Silva, who works to stop street harassment in India.
 

YouTube
May 24, 2017 | NPR · The North Texas trio reaches across humankind with a body-rattling, desert-swept heft. Watch a gorgeous black-and-white video for The Angelus’ brooding and beautiful track.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab