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You bring the Cabbage, I’ll bring the Pork

You bring the Cabbage, I’ll bring the Pork

Vegetable of the Week: Cabbage

Image Courtesy: Wikipedia.com

 

 

Cabbage Roll Blues

Article and Recipes by Mitch Samples

Up in the mornin’ round 7

Go down to the market in town

Up in the mornin’ round 7

For the freshest veg around

 

You go buy the cabbage baby

Down at the market in town

There you’ll find some onion baby

And the freshest heads around

 

Up in the mornin’ round 7

Go down to the market in town

Up in the mornin’ round 7

For the freshest meat around

 

Gonna get me some bacon baby

Queen B don’t mess around

Looking for some chicken

This place won’t let you down

 

Up in the mornin’ round 7

Go down to the market in town

Up in the mornin’ round 7

Friendliest vendors around

 

You can bring the cabbage baby

I can bring the pork

Put them both together baby

And were gonna’ need a fork

 

 

Fresh, green leafy cabbage is incredibly nutritious!

       Health benefits include:

  • Storehouse of phytochemicals which are potent antioxidants and known to help protect against breast, colon, and prostate cancers and help reduce LDL or “bad cholesterol” levels in the blood.
  • Excellent source of natural antioxidant; Vitamin C.  Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin-C helps the human body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.
  • Contains an adequate amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium.
  • Excellent source of vitamin-K. Vitamin-K has the potential role in bone metabolism through promoting bone health.

Information courtesy: nutritionandyou.com

 

Cabbage Recipes:

Russian Cabbage Soup

Ingredients:

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 onion, diced

1 red bell pepper, large dice

1 carrot, shredded

½ medium head cabbage, chopped, or more, come on go for it!

2 bay leaves

6 C good quality beef stock

3 large tomatoes, diced

Salt and pepper to taste

 

2 Tbsp fresh dill

½ C sour cream

 

Procedure:

  • Melt butter in soup pot.
  • Add onions and carrots and sauté over medium heat until caramelized.
  • Add peppers, cabbage, bay leaves, and beef stock.
  • Cover and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Add the diced tomatoes with any juice and stir.
  • Season to taste with S&P
  • Simmer another 30 minutes. This is where the flavor develops.
  • Serve garnished with dill and sour cream and enjoy with a nice rye bread.

 

 

Creamy Cole Slaw

Ingredients:

2 tsp salt

1 small head of cabbage, shredded or chopped fine

½ C milk or cream

3 Tbs Sugar

2 Tbs Vinegar of choice

½ tsp celery seed

 

Procedure:

  • Place cabbage in bowl, mix in salt thoroughly and allow to rest ½ hour.
  • While the cabbage is resting combine and mix the remaining ingredients well.
  • Wring the cabbage with your hands to press out excess water and return cabbage to bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the cabbage and mix well.
  • Season to taste, only if needed.

Note: Drawing the excess water out with salt and wringing it prevents the slaw from becoming watery.

Carolina Vinegar Slaw:

Ingredients:

1 red bell pepper, finely diced

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp celery seed

1 large head green cabbage, shredded

1 large carrot, peeled and grated

1 small yellow onion, grated

¼ C sugar

1 cup apple cider vinegar

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and to taste

 

Procedure:

  • Place first 7 ingredients into a large bowl, mix well and allow to rest ½ hour.
  • While the cabbage is resting combine and mix the remaining ingredients well.
  • Wring the cabbage with your hands to press out excess water and return cabbage to bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the cabbage and mix well.
  • Season to taste, only if needed.

 

Southern Fried Cabbage

Ingredients:

6-8 oz bacon cut into lardons

1 Tbs butter

1 medium onion chopped

1 teaspoon paprika

1 medium head cabbage, chopped

1 tsp sauce

½ tsp black pepper

1 tsp red pepper flake

Salt to taste

 

Procedure:

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté bacon until brown and crisp.
  • Strain, and set bacon aside, returning about 2 Tbs grease to the pan.
  • Add butter to the pan and sauté the onions for about 2 minutes.
  • Add paprika and the bacon back to the pan, and sauté for 2 minutes more.
  • Add cabbage, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Mix well to coat the cabbage
  • Cover and let it cook for about 10-14 minutes more.
  • Season to taste.

 

 

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