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Oval-shaped and delicate, Savoy cabbage produces wrinkled crisp leaves. The color ranges from a light to deep green. It has a very mild flavor with a hint of sweetness. Savoy Cabbage is considered to be the most versatile of all the cabbage varieties.
Savoy cabbage is available in the winter and spring months.
Savoy cabbage, botanical name Brassica oleracea convar. capitata var. sabauda L, means the crinkling of leaves in French. There are three types of cabbage: loose head, michihili and barrel head. Savoy cabbage is a singularily unique barrel head type of cabbage.
Savoy cabbage is considered the most versatile of all cabbages, readily replacing both western hard-heading types and Chinese loose-heading varieties. Its texture and flavor can supplement soups, stews and salads. Favorable ingredient pairings include herbs such as sage, thyme, caraway, dill, mint and fennel, horseradish, apples, onions, garlic, shallots and juniper berries.
Recipes that include Savoy Cabbage. One is easiest, three is harder.