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.


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.


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


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:


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.





  Oh, I had wine, too.


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