trisha’s cabbage + sausage dish
Trisha didn’t exactly come to my rescue this weekend. I guess it’s ok. She does have four other children and a husband. Oh, and her own life.
Though I am kind of her favorite.
What also may have made up for it was the fact that she sent me back to school with some leftovers of her tasty kitchen creations. After it was pretty clear she wasn’t going to teleport right over (come on…that Cracker Barrel invite was tempting, admit it) I promptly took out one of her containers from the freezer and defrosted it for dinner. Smelling the aroma of her cooking made me forgive her, even though I was still playing the “but don’t you love me anymore, mom!?” card.
By the last bite (err, last lick. Who doesn’t lick their plate when they’re alone?)I pulled myself together and decided to share a little love.
(Psst. It’s my number one request when she asks me what I would like her to cook for me.)
*Just for disclosure, she got the recipe from a magazine years ago. Not sure which one though.
Trisha’s Cabbage + Sausage Dish
-1 head of cabbage
-1 red onion
-1 pound of sausage (We use chicken sausage. Dad doesn’t know this fact. He devours this dish everytime.)
-about 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
-oil (I highly recommend Garlic Gold)
-pasta (She covers pasta with the sausage + cabbage dish for my dad. I prefer to eat it plain or on top of a salad.)
-salt + pepper + water
1. Remove the sausage from the castings and dice the sausage or crumble it into chunks. Which technique you use depends on the consistency of your sausage (chicken, pork, etc.) Add some oil to a skillet, heat, and pour sausage in. Cook until browned, continuing to break up the larger chunks with a spoon if necessary. Set aside.
2. Slice and chop your onion and cabbage into thin pieces. In another skillet, heat oil and add cabbage and onions. Add about 3 tablespoons of water to mix and then cover. Let cook until tender, about 8 minutes, stirring throughout. Add cabbage to skillet as it cooks down if you cannot fit it all at the same time.
3. Remove from heat when cabbage and onions are done cooking and add the sausage to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper and stir in vinegar.
4. If you are using pasta, cook according to box directions and mix with the prepared cabbage and sausage. Add salt and pepper to your liking, though I highly suggest some grated parmesan cheese.
A little dusting gives just the right bite.
P.S. Thanks, Mom.
Question: What’s the number one dish you request for someone to make, whether it be your Mom, Dad, friend, significant other, etc.? I always ask my mom to make me this, plus her spinach balls. I can’t stand spinach by itself but they are seriously addicting. I always have some stashed in my freezer!