These Savory Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Are the Perfect Food for Winter

You will want to see her recipe for cabbage rolls it's downright amazing! This delicious and savory stuffed cabbage rolls recipe is prepared in a delicate tomato-based sauce. The perfect recipe for a potluck or dinner party on a cold day! This is a Japanese version of a cabbage roll recipe. The Japanese have many yoshoku recipes, also known as western-style dishes. You will find some of these recipes on the Just One Cookbook site. Some of the recipes you will find include Hamburger Steak (Hambagu) recipe, Spaghetti Neapolitan recipe, Omurice recipe and more. This stuffed cabbage rolls recipe is one of the most popular yoshoku recipes that is enjoyed especially in the fall/winter time. This stuffed cabbage rolls recipe consists of blanched cabbage leaves that are wrapped around a variety of fillings. Cabbage rolls are a popular recipe in the and the Balkans and Central/Northern/Eastern Europe. This dish was introduced to Japan in the late 1800s.

Unlike the classic stuffed cabbage rolls you’ve probably seen before, the Japanese recipe doesn’t include rice, even though you will find various versions of the recipe within Japan. Typically in Japan, they sauté onions and combine them with the ground meat, which is usually a combination of beef and pork. Then they wrap the stuffing with a cooked cabbage leaf and simmer in some soup base. The base can be a tomato base, a simple consomé, or a wafu, which is a Japanese soup base with dashi broth. Sometimes a slice of bacon is wrapped around the cabbage roll. A quick recipe tip is to rest the meat mixture in the fridge for at least 15 to 30 minutes. This cooling of the meat mixture helps to solidify the fat, keep the meat juicy and prevent the meat from drying out, and enhance and trap the umami flavor. Japanese almost always make this recipe on the stovetop, mainly because that’s the most common way of cooking meals in Japan, as not everyone has an oven like people in America do. However, this recipe can also be made into a casserole recipe.

The ingredients you will need for this stuffed cabbage rolls recipe include onion, olive oil, head of cabbage, salt, ground meat (pork and beef), all-purpose flour, and butter. You will also need the egg, panko, milk, nutmeg, salt and freshly ground black pepper. For the sauce recipe, you will need bay leaves, minced garlic, diced tomatoes, white wine, vegetable/chicken stock. To cook this recipe, you will need a Dutch oven or pot, toothpicks (optional) and a drop lid (this can be made out of aluminum foil, and is called an Otoshibuta).

You will find this recipe on the Just One Cookbook recipe site. The site was created by Namiko Chen, who everyone calls Nami. She is the author, cook, photographer behind Just One Cookbook. She started her recipe blog in January 2011 as a way to record her recipes. The name Just One Cookbook came from her passion to make just one cookbook of the family recipes so that she can save all the recipes her family enjoys in one place and one day she can pass this on to her children. If you are a first-time visitor, you will want to browse the Recipe Index to see what kind of food and recipes are on the Just One Cookbook site. The majority of the recipes are Japanese, but she does include other varieties of recipes that her family enjoys. The site has plenty of step by step video recipe tutorials that are helpful.

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