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Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage

with Capers, Garlic and Caraway

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Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage

Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage - As delicious as classic cabbage rolls, but much lighter and more refined

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452
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25 min.
Preparation
1 hr
Ready in
moderate
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 4 servings
1
Green cabbage (about 1 kg)
2
1
3 tablespoons
1 ½ pounds
Ground Veal
1 ounce
2
1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon
1 ¾ cups
½ cup
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Kitchen utensils

2 Pots, 1 Bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Carving fork, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Kitchen twine, 1 Lid, 2 Kitchen towels

Preparation steps

Step 1/9
Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 1

Rinse cabbage, dry and remove outer leaves and core. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Step 2/9
Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 2

Remove 16 leaves from cabbage and blanch in boiling water until tender, 3-4 minutes.

Step 3/9
Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 3

Remove cabbage, let drain and hold under cold running water until completely cool. Place on a paper towel, cover with a second paper towel and pat dry thoroughly. Cut out the tough middle ribs.

Step 4/9
Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 4

Peel the onions and garlic and finely chop. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pot over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic until translucent, stirring frequently.

Step 5/9
Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 5

Transfer onion mixture to a bowl and let cool slightly. Add ground veal, capers and eggs and season with salt and pepper. Mix to combine.

Step 6/9
Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 6

For each roll, stack 2 cabbage leaves and place meat mixture in center, dividing evenly. Roll up firmly to enclose and tie with kitchen twine.

Step 7/9
Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 7

Heat remaining oil in pot and cook the stuffed cabbage rolls until browned on all sides.

Step 8/9
Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 8

Add caraway and paprika to pot along with veal stock and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over medium heat until filling is cooked through, turning once, 35-40 minutes.

Step 9/9
Smarter Veal-Stuffed Cabbage preparation step 9

Stir soy creamer into the sauce and cook uncovered until thickened, about 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Place cabbage rolls on plates and serve with the sauce. Serve with brown rice or potatoes, if desired.