Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Some like carrots, others like cabbage…

I happen to like both carrots and cabbage. There aren’t too many vegetables I don’t like. Today we’re going to talk about cabbage and how I cooked it on the grill. Oh. Yum.

I didn’t want you to think I really had potato chips and wine for dinner last night. Although, potato chip = potato = vegetable. Win! Except I don’t have any potato chips. I did happen to have 3/4 of a head of cabbage left over from when I made fresh vegetable soup last week.

As I was sitting in the chair, contemplating a run to the store for potato chips something suitable for dinner, I remembered I had the cabbage in the fridge. I mentioned before that I can’t cook cabbage in the house because, well, some people just don’t appreciate the aroma of cooking cabbage. But I can cook it on the grill!

If you want to try something so easy and out of this world, give this a try. Take about a half head of cabbage, cut into fourths, then cut into thick shreds and place on four pieces of heavy duty foil.

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Pour about 2 tablespoons of soy sauce (I always use low sodium) over the top, grind some fresh pepper all over and then add a tablespoon of butter on top. Fold the sides over the cabbage to form a little package.

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While it’s perfectly okay to have just cabbage for dinner, I thought I might throw something else out there on the grill.

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If you have never had Queso Poblano Chicken Sausage, you haven’t lived. These are so wonderful. HEB makes them fresh. Of course, there is no HEB in DC, but I have found some chicken, spinach and feta sausages there. I haven’t tried them yet, but I’ll let you know.

Once the grill gets nice and hot, place your cabbage pouches on one side over med/low heat. Put your sausages on the other side over med/high heat. Cook sausages 10 minutes on each side, then pull everything off at the same time. In case you didn’t figure that out – cook pouches for about 20 minutes over med heat.

Be careful opening the pouches because of the steam, but this is what it will look like:

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I forgot to take a picture once I had everything plated, because it just smelled so good, I had to dig right in. Trust me when I say it looked fabulous and tasted even better.

I offered the other pouch to Scottish Woman, because I know she loves cabbage. She couldn’t come down because she wasn’t feeling well. So I, being a good friend, ate the other pouch. Sorry, Scottish Woman! I am weak willed and it was that good.

 

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  Oh, I had wine, too.

     Duh.

13 comments:

  1. Can I come to your house for dinner when I visit D.C.? Of course, you'll need more than one bottle of wine for that!

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  2. I am planting my cabbage plants today! I love cabbage and carrots but only plant cabbage. That is the one thing that I can grow well. Can't wait to try this dish on the gril. Thanks.

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  3. I will definitely have to try grilling cabbage. We love it, but I hate how it get so limp when it's boiled. Frying gets old. This is fantastic!

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  4. Looks great!
    If you want an alternative way to do cabbage, try this: My dad always took a whole cabbage and cored it. Cut it there kind of deep. Then fill the hole with mayonnaise. Wrap up tight with 2 layers of foil and throw it out on the pit. This will take considerably longer than 20 minutes. But for those times that you are grilling ribs and things that take a while, this is a great side dish. You can also do this with large 1015 onions if you like onions.

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  5. Sorry, behind in visitations. I have "serious" computer issues. Looks good.

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  6. Oooh, that queso chicken sausage looks so good! I'm very jealous.

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  7. Great idea for cooking cabbage; it also helps that you were spending the night alone. *wink*

    HEB makes fresh sausages? I had no idea! I love HEB; we don't have them in Iowa. We bought some fresh made tortillas once in an HEB in Austin, and ate them on the drive back to Iowa.

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  8. That looks delicious, I would have never thought to do cabbage like that. If you have a Whole Foods near you in DC, they have a fabulous chicken and artichoke sausage that I really love!

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  9. My kids will pretty much ONLY eat carrots, and I just read on someone else's blog that carrots are a "recreational" vegetable, not the real deal. Rats.

    BUT. They LOVE anything with soy sauce, so I'm gonna give this a try next time.

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  10. Looks wonderful! I didn't realize how much Iloved cabbage until I cooked some for our corned beef and cabbage. That veg rocks!

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  11. When I saw the title, I honestly thought we were going to be talking about rabbits. :) I don't care for cabbage, but it looked pretty good with that sausage!

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  12. That looks really good. Too bad I don't have a grill...

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