Several people at markets and CSA pick-ups expressed that they need new ideas for what to do with the cabbage we have in season right now. Well ask and you shall receive! I’ve compiled four different recipes here to give you some ideas about what you can do with this delectable veggie, besides coleslaw of course. The first two recipes contain meat, while the second two do not and could be used for vegetarian dishes. All four recipes come from the website http://www.thekitchn.com/. Having tried all four recipes at this point, I will personally attest to their deliciousness. I also found that they are easy recipes to mess around with when you like (for instance substituting one meat for another or choosing different herbs to change the spiced flavor of the dish). These culinary delights are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cooking with a seemingly plain head of cabbage; hopefully these recipes inspire you to do your own exploration with cabbage in the kitchen that you can share with us online or at a market!
A delicious, simple but complexly flavored dish featuring pork, rice, mushrooms, cabbage and ginger soaked in a soy sauce/vinegar sauce. This mixture is then wrapped in a cabbage leaf (green or red) and baked. This dish serves 4 people and takes ~35 minutes to bake. Find the full recipe at: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-asian-cabbage-rolls-wit-137820
#2 — BBQ Cabbage and Sausage Stuffed Sandwiches:
These easy to make sandwiches are great for any summer cook-out or picnic! Plus, once prepared, they can be stored in the fridge or freezer to enjoy later. This recipe has you stuffing dough with cabbage, sausage, garlic, onions, provolone and of course BBQ sauce before baking it into a roll with a crunchy crust and succulent filling. This recipe makes 8 sandwiches that take 15-25 minutes to bake. Find the full recipe at: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-bbq-cabbage-sausage-stu-140577
What can’t you put in curry? I have yet to find a veggie that can’t be worked into one of the many styles of curry that are out there, and cabbage is no exception. This simple curry, with classic flavors like cumin, turmeric and coriander, uses the mild crunch of cabbage as the main texture and substance of the dish. This recipe serves 6 people and takes 20-30 minutes to prepare. Find the full recipe at: http://www.thekitchn.com/cabbage-in-mild-yogurt-and-mus-157670
#4 — Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Spicy Lime Dressing:
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best, and this one (usually prepared as a side dish or appetizer) manages to overwhelm with good flavors and textures just by having grilled cabbage with dressing on top. The whole thing can be prepared in a matter of minutes; grilling the cabbage will take no more than 14 minutes and the sauce is just a matter of mixing everything together before pouring it on the cabbage. If you can’t grill the cabbage try roasting it! This dish serves 8 people. Find the full recipe at: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-grilled-cabbage-wedges-157671