Tuesday, January 8, 2013

3 Cabbage Stew Creation (Mission #2 Bok Choy)

I, like a lot of the world, am on a healthier eating kick right now. I'm not saying that I do not eat sweets and carbs, but I also and more frequently incorporate healthy items to my diet.

This soup was an experiment for me. I make cabbage stew frequently, but I normally only use green cabbage. One of my missions this year was to try Bok Choy, so from there birthed the 3 cabbage stew idea.

Vegetables include; bok choy, green cabbage, red cabbage, celery,garlic,  sweet onion, green onion, green chili peppers, Italian parsley and two cans of stewed sliced tomatoes.

Meat; ground turkey breakfast sausage, out of casing and formed into meatballs.

Seasonings; 2 packs of onion soup mix, black pepper, sea salt, Cajun seasoning, chili pepper, cayenne pepper, ground thyme, rosemary, bay leaves, marjoram leaves, green curry powder (Did you know spicy peppers boost your metabolism?)

Chop your vegetables and cut your cabbage in long shreds.

In a skillet cook the meatballs be sure to add a little EVOO to your pan. Remove your meatballs once they are done and add your celery and onions to the hot pan. Let it cook for about 10 minutes and then add in your garlic and peppers. Let this cook for another 10 minutes, but while this is going add the onion soup mix to 4 cups of hot water and mix well. Once your vegetables cook well add about 2 cups of the onion soup and water mix to your skillet and mix it around good. Transfer everything from your skillet to a large stock pot and then add the remaining soup mix. Add in everything else except the meatballs. The cabbage should be completely submerged, so you may need to add more water. Let everything cook for about 30 minutes and then add your meatballs. At this point you want to taste your broth, add more salt and pepper if needed. Once the cabbage is tender your soup is ready.

Hungraciously Yours,
MiMi J

Red Cabbage, Green Cabbage and Bok Choy
 I made and added turkey meatballs for protein.


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