Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lets cook cabbage!

Today I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes! My sweet friend Cami taught me to make it. Cami is from Romania and she says that it is a very common dish there. It's has a very savory flavor and is  great alone or as a side dish. Let's get started!
You will need a head of cabbage, an onion, 4-5 slices of turkey bacon (or sausage, or whatever you like), salt, olive oil, dill, and sour cream (optional).

Have your helper peel your onion, and then you dice it up and saute it in a little olive oil and a couple of tablespoons of water.
While the onions are getting started cut up the turkey bacon into small pieces.
Now throw those in.
Now chop the cabbage up into 1-2" pieces.
Throw it all in.
I add in a teaspoon of salt (I really like salt) maybe you should start with half that and then see what you think. Then I sprinkle the top with the dill seasoning. My friend Cami also adds a seasoning called summer savory. I haven't been able to find this in America. Her mom brings it to her from back home. If you can get your hands on some, add that too! It's awesome!
Stir all of that in and wait...
...or knit, whatever.... I usually cook it until the white pieces of cabbage look kind of clear and the green pieces are bright green.
Taste it. I like mine lightly cooked, Cami usually cooks hers down more to where it has a caramel brown tint to it. It's really good either way.
Then put it on a plate and add a dab of sour cream. (Doesn't sour cream sound weird? I remember thinking that too! But try it! It's amazing!)  Now eat and knit. :)


Anonymous said...

YUM!! I make this, also taught by a Rumanian friend - along with several other dishes we all love. You can GROW summer savory - most places that have lots of herb plants in the spring will have it.
from Barbara O

sheena said...

Thanks for sharing that recipe I thaught I would let you know that poultry seasoning is the same thing as summer savory... It is a very tastie spice, I use it to make my stuffing for the bird and to make chicken soup ...enjoy

Sonja said...

Yum! Cabbage is one of my favorites. I will have to try it with the italian seasoning. Sounds delicious!

Marty in KS said...

Sounds delish! Thanks! Summer savory is a green leafy herb and we can find it in our groceries here in KS but it's costly! I use it in lots of dishes and gravies like turkey gravy.

EmilyV said...

McCormick brand has Ground Savory in their nicer line that comes in glass and costs more. I bought some at a discount grocery and use it in soups.

Nur Syaza said...

HI! Nice bloggg you got theree! :) awesome!

Whitney Harness said...

this looks delicious, I think I'm going to have to try it!