The first recipe I have tried from Tender was chosen to use the lovely crinkly, green cabbage that came in our veg box last week. I bought some juniper berries for this dish, and in the recipe below I have reduced the amount of pepper to let the juniper shine through a little more.
Winter cabbage, juniper, and cream
serves 2 as a side dish
adapted from Tender by Nigel Slater
half a cabbage
1 onion, chipped
a little butter
1/2 t pappercorns
1 t juniper berries
100 ml single cream
Chop the cabbage into finger-wide strips. Cook briefly in a pan of boiling water and drain.
Saute the onions in butter.
Crush the peppercorns and juniper berries together. Add to the onions and let cook for a minute or two.
Add the cream. Let it bubble for a few minutes to thicken a bit.
Add the cabbage and toss lightly.