Savoy cabbage is a distinctive vegetable. Nothing else looks quite like it. It has the advantage of being ornamental and delicious. Its frilly leaves are softer and more pliable than those of any other cabbage. It is tender and sweet and notably lacking the sulfurous undertones that give other cooked cabbages a bad name. When it's cooked the greens deepen and it becomes even more alluring. It is perfect for stuffing and gentle enough for salads. It may not keep as long as other varieties although its versatility makes that unimportant. Savoy cabbage is a member of the Brassica family. It is fat free, cholesterol free, low in calories, and a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Of course we love it because it tastes good and the fact that it is beautiful and easy to use is just icing on the cake.
Here we have some Savoy Cabbage that has been brined and blanched sous vide. It's been prepped for a skate dish with smoked clams and gruyere cheese although truthfully it's ready for just about anything we can think of.