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Curried Cabbage with Bacon

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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Posted by on September 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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Turkey Burgers with Basil & Feta w/ Cabbage-Radish Slaw

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I used the basil that was in my HighCross Farm CSA box and made the most incredible turkey burgers EVER! 

I also decided to make a low-cal cole slaw using the awesome head of cabbage that was in my CSA box. 

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Turkey Burgers with Basil and Feta

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 c plain bread crumbs
  • A handful of basil chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ground black pepper to taste

Mix all together in a bowl and form into four 4 oz patties.  I grilled mine on the stove top using cooking spray to save calories.  You can cook them on the grill, pan fry or even bake these if you like. 

Put on a whole wheat bun with a little Dijon mustard and you will be in heaven…trust me.

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They come out so moist.  You will want to eat all four. 

Cabbage-Radish Slaw

  • 4 c shredded cabbage
  • 3-4 radishes, cut into match sticks or grated
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • S & P to taste
  • 1-1.5 tablespoon cider vinegar

Whisk the sour cream, vinegar, shallot, sugar and S & P and pour over cabbage and radish.  Easy as that! 

Its a good combination of sweet and tart.  I love that it’s not heavy or overly creamy like most cole slaws tend to be. 

If you wanted you could throw in a little celery seed.

I could eat this every day.

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2009 in burgers, cabbage, radish, slaw, turkey

 

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