Chef Red’s Balsamic-Braised Red Skinned Cabbage

This week the Washington Redskins and Rookie RGIII come staggering into Raymond James Stadium. Our Bucs come back from a hard fought road trip and need some pep in their step this week. Chef Red has come out with a “RED” inspired menu for the tailgate that will try and amp up our team.

The feature this week will center on a favorite of my family that will sure please yours too. This dish uses bright red cabbage and onions with a blend of spices to pack a flavor punch. Consider this my take on Sauerkraut. Enjoy!!!


1/2 cup Rassberry Balsamic vinegar
1 Red cabbage; sliced thin
2 tablespoon Vegetable oil
1/4 cup Water
1 Red onion; sliced thin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon Sugar


In a large heavy skillet heat oil over moderate heat until hot add cook cabbage and onion, stirring, 10 minutes or until just tender. Stir in water, vinegar, sugar, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper to taste and simmer, stirring occasionally, until almost all liquid is evaporated and vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.

This recipe yields 3-4 servings

Chef Red

“Tailgating with Attitude!”


A lifelong Buccaneers fan that began working in the restaurant industry when he was 16, Chef Red continued this career while growing to love tailgating at the Buccaneers games. Started out with two small hibachi grills and a passion to cook. Began meeting up with the WTB? Tailgate Krewe and Captain Rino in 2007. During the Mike Alstott retirement party Chef Red and the rest of the current tailgate Krewe came up with a great plan to make the biggest and best tailgate party in the Tampa Bay area. Now residing off of Ohio Avenue the tailgate has grown into a special event for every Buccaneers home game. The addition of "Grillaneer" in 2011 which is a 20 foot customer smoker on a dual axel car carrier has grown the selection of food farther than what two hibachi grills can handle. Chef Red tailors his menu for every incoming opponent and tries something new each game. Rather it is hundreds of pounds of pulled pork, ribs, chicken, or even smoked salmon there is always something for everyone. Chef Red makes almost all of his own sauces, rubs, and side dishes with his own spin to please the crowds. Chef Red's motto is "Tailgating with Attitude" which speaks to his love of the Buccaneers and feeding the massive crowds at the tailgate. Chef Red

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