6 ounces pancetta, thickly sliced and cut into strips
1 medium onion, finely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
One 1 1/2-pound head of red cabbage-quartered, cored and sliced 1/4 inch
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
In a large, deep skillet, combine the pancetta, onion and 3/4 teaspoon of black pepper and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until the pancetta is browned and the onion is translucent, about 7 minutes. Stir in the red cabbage, cover and cook until the cabbage is tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the sherry vinegar and parsley, season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.