- Portion size 4 servings
- 1 1/2 lb Swiss chard
- 1 pinch salt
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The aroma of baking banana bread is enough to drive just about anyone wild with anticipation. Our best version— made using the surprising (and mysteriously effective) technique of "marinating" the bananas in a buttermilk and baking soda blend—delivers on all counts. It's moist, buttery, sweet and chockfull of banana flavour.
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This classic warm-you-up stew becomes even more comforting when made with well-marbled pot roast rather than the usual stewing beef. The fat melts slowly as it cooks, tenderizing the beef into juicy melt-in-your-mouth morsels. A slow finish in the oven gives the stew its rich, hearty texture.
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Think of this as a traditional boiled cabbage dinner wrapped in neat little parcels and bathed in a tangy, sweet sauce. To save prep time, pick up a chunk of corned beef at the deli.
Cider Dijon Sauce: In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion and apple, stirring occasionally, until tender and light golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in cider, broth, molasses and Dijon mustard; bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Let cool slightly. In blender, purée sauce until smooth.
Return sauce to pan; bring to boil. Whisk in grainy mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk cornstarch with 3 tbsp water; whisk into sauce. Bring to boil; cook until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 5 days.)
Cabbage Rolls: In saucepan of boiling salted water, cook carrots and potatoes until fork-tender, 15 to 18 minutes; drain well.
In same pan, melt butter over medium heat; cook garlic and red onion, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle in thyme, caraway seeds, salt and pepper. Turn off heat; return carrots and potatoes to pan. Mash until smooth; stir in milk. Fold in corned beef. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)
Working in batches, in saucepan of boiling water, cook cabbage leaves until slightly softened; rinse to cool. Using knife, cut triangle from bottom of each cabbage leaf to remove thick white portion. Divide potato filling among leaves. Tuck in sides and roll up.
Assembly: Spoon one-third of the Cider Dijon Sauce over bottom of 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish. Place cabbage rolls, seam side down, on top of sauce. Spoon 1 cup of the sauce over cabbage rolls. Cover with parchment paper; seal pan with foil. Bake in 350°F oven until filling is warm and sauce is bubbly, 45 to 55 minutes. Serve with remaining sauce.
Makes 18 to 20 rolls.
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