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Curried Cabbage with Bacon

24 Sep

I was asked if I had any good recipes for cabbage.  Normally I make cabbage rolls or just put it in a pan with (God forgive me) gobs of butter.  So off to the pantry I went to see what I had that might make a head of cabbage into something spectacular.

Lo and behold, I rediscovered my jar of curry powder. Oh how I love the smell of curry powder.  I love the wafts of coriander, turmeric, cumin, etc.  Unfortunately, I don’t use curry powder as much as I should. It’s a great spice to have on hand.

My little jar of curry powder took my pretty head of cabbage and turned it into  something amazing.  I used bacon to give it a smokey undertone and fantastic garnish (who can go wrong with bacon?!).  The arugula didn’t give it as much flavor as I thought, but it gave it a nice color contrast.

This recipe is simple. It’s braised cabbage with amazing flavor from the curry powder.

Supplies:

  • I head of cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 small bunch of arugula, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1/2 can of chicken stock or broth
  • 3 slices of thick cut bacon, diced
  • S & P to taste

In a large pot over medium heat, cook the bacon until it is crisp. Remove the bacon from the pot, on to a paper towel and set aside. Add the onions to the pot with the bacon fat and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

Stir in the curry powder. Then add in the cabbage and arugula and stir well, tossing with the onions, about 5 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper.

Add in the chicken stock and cover with a tight fitting lid.

Reduce heat to low and let steam for 10 to 15 minutes. Cabbage should be tender.

Add in the crispy bacon and serve.

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