Riesling Braised Cabbage and Bratwurst


Bouquet garni - an herb mixture (thyme, parsley, black pepper corns, and garlic clove) is either tied together (wrapped inside a leek) or enclosed in a porous container and is cooked with a dish but removed before serving.

Yield: 2 servings



  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ea. red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 ea. carrots thinly sliced
  • 2 ea. celery thinly sliced
  • 1/2 head of green cabbage shredded
  • 1 Tbls. toasted caraway seeds
  • 2 cups Riesling
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • 4 ea. bratwurst links
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  1. In a 6 quart saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and add onion, carrots and celery. Cook 4-5 minutes. Add cabbage and continue cooking 6-8 minutes. Stir.
  2. Season with salt, pepper and caraway seeds. Then add wine, orange juice, chicken stock and boquet garni.
  3. Bring liquid to a boil.
  4. Add bratwurst reduce heat to a simmer. Continue to cook 25-30 minutes, adjust seasoning and serve.
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