I had what amounts to a bumper crop of cabbage this winter, considering there are only two of us. The best way for me to use up the cabbage is to cook a split-use dinner. Of course, not everyone wants stuffed cabbage rolls and steamed cabbage for dinner (although it’s very healthy!). Luckily, cabbage stores well in the right environment, so I can make cabbage rolls on Monday and steamed cabbage on Saturday if I put the leftover cabbage back in the cooler in the garage.
Steamed cabbage is one of my favorites. Prep is simple and it can be ready in just a few minutes when steamed in a stove-top steamer like the Gotham Steel® steamer. A little butter, some salt and pepper, and you’ve got a great companion to ham, pork chops, and even chicken.
Simple, healthy side that goes with just about any main course
- 1 head cabbage
- 2 qt. water
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- butter to taste
Place water in 5-qt. pot and bring to boil
Core and quarter cabbage; place in steamer tray
Place steamer tray atop pot, cover and observe until steam begins to escape vent
Steam for 10 minutes or until cabbage is tender
Season with salt, pepper, and butter as desired