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The BEST Way To Enjoy Cabbage!
Cabbages can be sooo BIG! I used to buy them and use a portion and the rest would rot. NOT ANYMORE! I've discovered the PERFECT WAY to use up leftover cabbage. Actually, I will buy cabbage specifically for this dish!
Cajun Smothered Cabbage is, in a word...INCREDIBLE. Cabbage is the star of this dish, and the backup performers are Andouille sausage and The Trinity. The Trinity in Cajun cooking is celery, green bell pepper, and onion. Throw in some garlic and chicken broth, and this medley produces heaven on the plate.
What Is Smothering?
Cajun Smothered Cabbage involves using a cooking technique called "smothering." Smothering is very similar to braising. Basically this is a one pot dish that is cooked covered over a low heat for around one half hour or so with some chicken broth. The cabbage, Trinity, and sausage is cooked for this extended amount of time which results in tender vegetables and incredible flavors!
So "smothering" really just means cooking it down. 😊
What Ingredients Will I Need To Make Cajun Smothered Cabbage?
Cajun Smothered Cabbage is so easy to make with easy to come by ingredients, which is a feature of Cajun cooking.
You will need the following ingredients:
- Vegetable oil (or olive oil)
- Green Bell Pepper
- Andouille Sausage
- Chicken stock
- Your favorite Cajun seasoning
You may already have most of these ingredients in your refrigerator and pantry. So what are we waiting for? Let's make some Cajun Smothered Cabbage!
The Easy Method To Make This Mouthwatering Dish!
It's super easy to make this dish and it's all done in one pot which means easy cleanup!
Start by frying cut up Andouille sausage until nice and golden brown.
Remove the sausage (set to the side) and then add a good amount of garlic, and The Trinity.
After a few minutes, in goes the cabbage! Cook it down for around 5 minutes or so, and then return the sausage to the skillet and add some chicken broth.
You will bring this to the boil, and then lower the heat and add a pinch of your seasonings. Cover and simmer for around 30 minutes. This is a time of MAGIC when the smothering occurs and the flavors are all melding together. 😋
Get ready to enjoy some delicious Cajun Smothered Cabbage!
Serve This As A Side OR Enjoy As A Main Course!
This dish is AMAZING both served as a side or as a main course!
It's hearty enough to enjoy as a main course, accompanied by some rice. Or, serve it as a side to accompany your main course. Either way, you and your family are guaranteed to love this wonderful dish!
Cajun Smothered Cabbage is easy to make, budget friendly, and absolutely delicious! So, I hope you will take some time to enjoy this delicious taste of Louisiana soon!
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Incredibly Moreish Cajun Smothered Cabbage!
- Large skillet with a cover
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil can use olive oil
- 1 small cabbage around 1.5 lbs chopped
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 small green bell pepper diced
- 2 stalks celery diced
- 3 ts minced garlic
- 12 oz Andouille sausage cut up into bite sized pieces
- ½ cup chicken broth
- Cajun seasoning use your favorite Cajun seasoning to taste!
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- Turn your stove to medium high and add oil to your skillet. Once hot, add the sausage and cook (stirring often) until the sausage is a light brown color (about 5-10 minutes). Remove the sausage and place on paper towels to drain. At this point you can remove some of the drippings but I like to leave this in for extra flavor!
- Turn down the heat to medium and add the garlic and Trinity (green bell pepper, celery, and onion). Cook for around 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
- Now add the cabbage, stir, and cook it down for around 5 minutes. Then return the sausage to the skillet and add the chicken broth and a pinch of each of your seasonings.
- Bring to the boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Simmer for around 30 minutes, checking every 10 minutes or so and giving it a stir. At the end of cooking time, taste and adjust the seasonings by adding more Cajun seasoning, salt, and/or pepper to your tastes.