Serving cabbage on New Year’s is meant to signify that you’ll be rolling in money for the rest of the year. Whether it’s true or not is beside the point when you taste this Scandinavian cabbage dish crowned with dill butter and bacon.
Cabbage With Dill Butter and Bacon
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
1/4 cup salt
1 head cabbage, cored and halved
1/4 pound bacon
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Sea salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
In a small bowl, using a fork, mix the butter with the dill. Refrigerate.
Combine 4 quarts of water and salt in a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the cabbage, reduce the heat to medium, and cook for 8 to 12 minutes, or until the cabbages are tender but still offer some resistance when pricked with a fork.
Meanwhile, fry the bacon in the unsalted butter in a skillet over medium heat for 7 to 9 minutes or until crisp.
Drain the cabbage well and cut into quarters. Place on individual plates. Add the dill butter and bacon. Season each with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve.
Makes 4 servings.
Adapted from “Kitchen of Light” by Andreas Viestad