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Friday, May 8, 2009

Cue The Klieg Lights!

For too long I have treated cabbage as an ingredient when it deserves more of a starring role. I’ve made corned beef and cabbage and cole slaw of course. Then I began using cabbage as an ingredient in stir fries and simmer sauce dishes a few years ago. After that came my Rumbledethumps adventure ( Yum! ). When we were out in Seattle, Chuck’s sister Carol was rummaging around in the refrigerator as she whipped up a meal for us and she ended up improvising cabbage with onions. When we got home, I took it to the next level. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:

Cabbage Is King

Olive oil
Sherry
Onions - chopped or sliced
Garlic
Bacon - cooked & crumbled
Cabbage - Green - cored & chopped coarsely
Salt
Pepper
Butter

Saute the onions in the olive oil over medium heat until they begin to soften.
Add a splash of sherry and let it simmer for a bit.
Add some crushed garlic.
Toss in some crumbled bacon.
Add in the chopped cabbage and cover. Simmer on low heat, stirring periodically.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add a bit of butter if needed/desired.
Cook to the level of doneness you prefer. You can leave the cabbage with a bit of crunch or let it wilt dramatically.

I think this could be very nice with some chopped apples tossed in near the end of the cooking process or perhaps some golden raisins.

Enjoy!

7 comments:

dancingmorganmouse said...

If you add apple, try adding a few chopped walnuts too.
Cabbage is wonderful stuff, just so long as you don't overcook it!

Ilva said...

mmmmmmmm sounds great, must try!

Anonymous said...

I can smell it from here!!!! and I agree with dmm, don't overcook it. Sounds wonderful.

Gail

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
I know that apples and walnuts go together, it's just that I'm allergic to nuts!
Maybe I could sprinkle some on Chuck's though...
;o)
- Lee


Hi Ilva -
Thanks!
And I look forward to whatever nifty variation you come up with!
;o)
- Lee


Hi Gail -
It is yummy. I've served it with grilled chicken and with pork. I've even added the leftovers into plain old tomato soup for a sort of quick cabbage soup.
Enjoy!
;o)
- Lee

Anonymous said...

PPS I am having this today with a rock cornish game hen. I bought a granny smith to add at the end. I can't wait to eat my Mother's Day dinner.

Gail

Sue said...

I have already printed this recipe and will give it a go soon - sounds delicious!

Pink Granite said...

Hi Gail -
How was it?
Hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day dinner.
Sure wish we could figure out how to use the Star Trek transporter for occasions such as Sunday!
;o)
- Lee


Hi Sue -
Hope you like it!
;o)
- Lee