Thursday, June 09, 2011

Supper

See that? It's cabbage and kielbasa and it's for dinner as soon as I finish this post. With egg noodles cooked in chicken stock on the side!

Update: Not half bad, though next time I'll cook the cabbage -- bagged "coleslaw mix" -- about half as long. Maybe a minute or two at high-ish heat with red wine or cider vinegar and a dabba sugar, then add in the kielbasa for about as long, reduce heat, cover and ignore for 10 - 15 minutes.

Start for this was a couple slices of bacon, well-peppered; cook, set aside. Add some olive oil to the bacon fat, heat and add the cabbage with sliced onion. Sprinkle with a teaspoon of sugar and enough tasty vinegar; stir 'round and add some garlic (Mrs. Dash -- I cheated), caraway seed, red pepper flakes, paprika and a dash of Worcestershire sauce -- seasoned salt if you like -- followed, in due course, by the kielbasa and there you are.

Blamed if I'll tell you how to cook noodles in chicken stock; you can pour sand out of a boot, right? ;)

10 comments:

DaddyBear said...

Between you, Jigsaw, and Brigid, it's no wonder I'm always hungry! That there is comfort food!

John B said...

sure I can pour sand out of a boot. The instructions are right here on the heel. I hold it toe up and read.

greg said...

Homemade chicken stock or canned? :P

Roberta X said...

None of the above: it's sold in plastic-lined boxes, like cheap wine.

Darned if I'll let some chicken lounge the day away in hot water just so I can make rice or noodles; they sell that stuff already made up.

Marty said...

I'll be right over...

Nathan said...

Ah, kielbasa.

Reminds me of the time I went with a couple of co-workers to this hole-in-the-wall bar in downtown Baltimore for their sausage and beer special.

Best damn food I ever ate, regardless of the dive-like surroundings and the feeling that I really, really should have brought a gun to that neighborhood...

Anonymous said...

That's our traditonal opening day dinner at deer camp in PA. Delete chicken stock and add a can of beer.

I did get taken to task when I picked up unsmoked, uncooked keibasa at the butcher the first time.

Gerry

Joanna said...

Trader Joe's has an excellent turkey kielbasa. Flavorful and succulent, but with a fraction of the calories and fat. Ees muy delicioso.

Steve_in_CA said...

Add some poppy seeds, just like my grand mother.

BobG said...

I prefer my cabbage pickled; one of my favorite meals is kielbasa browned and then shallots and sauerkraut mixed in and lightly sautéed.