Saturday, November 17, 2007

Simple fall meal

Does anyone but me crave hearty cabbage-based dishes when it cools down? (I mean besides me, Chinese farmers, and folks of Polish extraction?) When it gets crisp in the evenings (even for LA by the beach) I tend to think about soups and hearty cabbage-based dishes (like stuffed cabbage). I made this really quick dinner for us in about 15 minutes using purchased kielbasa (this was smoked turkey kielbasa from Whole Foods). This dish is simple and yummy, inexpensive, hearty, and free of most standard food allergies. This would probably make a good soup too if you threw the finished product into some chicken broth and simmered for a bit.

Kielbasa and Cabbage fry
2-4 servings

2 TB Olive oil or bacon grease if you have it
1 onion, sliced
Pre-cooked Kielbasa (polish sausage...generally you get two giant links, make sure there is no dairy or soy filler), sliced
1 small head of green cabbage, sliced thinly like coleslaw
1/4 c water or beer
1 Golden Delicious apple
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil, then fry the onion until slightly browned.
Fold in the sliced Kielbasa, and let the slices warm up for 2 minutes.
Add the sliced cabbage, and fry until slightly browned about 2 minutes. Add in the apple slices and water, then cook covered for another 2-5 minutes, depending on how crunchy you like your cabbage.

Salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy. Especially if you have a fireplace!


InspiredMumof2 said...

Thats a pretty healthy and simple dish to prepare. Love the apple ingredient cooked with the cabbage. :-)

Ria said...

I have to admit, I do not share the craving. But I do remember my mom making a yummy cabbage soup when I was young and that I really liked it.

I may have to have her dig that up from the recipe vault.

Happy Thanksgiving!

FoodAllergyMom said...

My 5 yr old will love this! A small part of me was hoping you were allergic to eggs too(forgive me) since that's one of our big ones and your recipes all look so good. You have the same template as I do on your blog, when I fist got to your site I thought it was mine lol. I will be returning when I have more time to look for more "allergen free" recipes, always wanting to try something new. Thanks!