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Let’s discover one of the most unusual Venetian recipes, the sofegae cabbage

sofegae cabbage

If you are looking for quick and easy recipes that are perfect as a side dish, sofegae cabbage is for you. Here’s how they prepare.

Savoy cabbage sofegae is a winter dish of Venetian cuisine usually prepared to accompany rich dishes such as ribs, sausages and other baked delicacies. The term literally means smothered cabbage with reference to the long cooking times that characterize the dish. In this way you will get tender and very tasty stewed cabbage, a rich dish to which it is really difficult to say no.

The traditional Venetian recipe involves the use of lard in the early stages of cooking. To date, however, it has been completely supplanted by oil, making it possible to create a lighter but still very tasty dish. There are those who then transform it directly into a second single dish by combining the sausages. In short, you are spoiled for choice.

sofegae cabbage
sofegae cabbage

How to prepare the recipe for sofegae cabbage

  1. Start by chopping garlic, onion and rosemary with a knife and browning everything in a large pot with the oil.
  2. Meanwhile , slice the cabbage by removing the toughest ribs. The ideal is to have strips about one centimeter wide.
  3. Add them in a saucepan, season with salt and pepper and cook over low heat with the lid on until they are tender. Remember to stir from time to time and if necessary you can add a few tablespoons of water to facilitate cooking.
  4. Serve the cabbage hot as a side dish to your dishes.

Now that you know how to cook sofegae cabbage, all you have to do is find the right accompaniment. How about baked pork knuckle ?


The sofegae cabbage can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and you can heat them both in the pan and in the microwave.

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