Wednesday, September 3, 2008

WOW! What a Dinner!

(I love this picture because you can see the steam rising!)

This was one of the most satisfying meals I have ever eaten. Have you guessed what it is yet? It is unstuffed cabbage. It is really easy to make and cooks up quick. Every bite is a combination of sweet and savory tastes. I love allspice, and the fresh dill added just the right amount of flavor. I used pieces of Amy's Bistro Burgers instead of the veggie crumbles. If you don't want to make it too sweet, you can decrease the brown sugar. I liked it with the amount stated in the recipe. The polenta was a great pairing for this dish. Here is the recipe, which can also be viewed on the allrecipes website:

5 cups shredded cabbage
1 (12 ounce) package vegetarian burger crumbles
2 (14.5 ounce) cans Italian-style stewed tomatoes
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Heat a large skillet over a medium heat.
Stir in cabbage and let it cook 4 minutes; or until wilted and lightly browned.
Stir vegetarian burger crumbles, tomatoes, lemon juice, brown sugar, dill, allspice, and pepper into the mixture. Bring the mixture to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to low.
Let the mixture simmer 5 minutes before serving.


VeggieGirl said...

Looove the steam!

Alyse said...

Thank you very much for the add! I can't wait to get my camera so I can start posting more! I'm gonna go read through your blog now :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful presentation of a scrumptious looking dish! I am going to bookmark this recipe for sure :o)

Cakelaw said...

This looks fabulous - a perfect healthy dinner.

Zesty Cook said...


Love this post. We used to eat cabbage all the time growing up. I am a big fan and it is so easy to prepare. I am going to try this recipe. I am the only one in the house who likes cabbage so i will have leftovers:). Great Job

Reeni said...

It looks delicious; great pictures, love the steam!

Anonymous said...

How did you do that withut it steaming up the lense, mine always steams it up.

That unstuffed cabbage looks great!

judyfoodie said...

I have been looking for vegetarian recipes and I believe this is one I will try in the next couple of weeks. Love the picture with the steam.

Ivy said...

Hi Megan and thanks for visiting. Never eaten cabbage this way before. Looks like a very healthy and delicious dish.

Caitlin said...

haha i love it when i'm photographing a hot dish and i'm blowing at the same time to try to get the steam to go away ;D

Krista said...

Your dinner looks fantastic! And I love your plate!

Usha said...

Wow..very unique and creative,sounds interesting :)