2. Try Out Baby Cabbage
While you’re out visiting the farmers market, see if the stall offers baby cabbages for sale. We love making our recipes with new vegetables – they seem to have a sweeter taste and crunchier texture than fully developed veggies.
When it comes time to cook your recipe, they’ll be easier to clean, and you’ll find fewer pests in the leaves. Young cabbages have less time in the ground, so they have less exposure to pests, which means it’s unlikely you’ll find a worm burrowing its way through your vegetables.
Baby cabbages take less time to roast in the oven or boil over the stove, so they’re ready faster. We love the fact that the smaller size allows you to offer each of your dinner guests their own stuffed cabbage – it’s a real win for the presentation of the meal. Our favorite stuffed cabbage recipe calls for baby red cabbage – we enjoy red cabbage as we find it has a sweeter taste than the regular variety.