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.

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