Perhaps some of you have heard of or experienced this incredible weather we've been having here in the Northeast. Its just been really amazing with about 12 feet of snow every week or so. I just love it so much. So Much. Last Wednesday the office was closed, hence my first snow day of 2011! What else to do on a snow day to stave off the cabin fever but make a pot of soup.
I had a head and a half of cabbage in the refrigerator from our CSA. What in the name of farts I am supposed to do with a head and a half of cabbage?? If you search cabbage recipes you find a lot of slaw recipes. I can only eat so much slaw, people! And stuffed cabbage seems like just giving up on life completely. I am totally willing to be proven wrong on this point, so please, send me your recipes!
Stew beef (I had a pound, you could definitely use more)
2 Tbs flour
3 cups chopped onions
3 cups shredded cabbage
2 cups shredded potatoes
2 quarts chicken stock
1 cup cream
Salt and pepper your meat and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Spread a couple tablespoons of flour on a plate and coat the meat with it. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in your soup pot and sear your meat. Remove from the pan. Add a little more oil to the pan and add the onions and cook until tender, seasoning with s&p and scraping up all the brown bits from the beef. Mix in the cabbage and potatoes and let cook for a few minutes. Add stock and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat, add the stew meat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add the cream and simmer for another 10 minutes, then check your seasoning. I thought the soup would be completely bland and boring, but I was shocked, SHOCKED I say, to find how delicious it was. This soup is super flavorful, hearty and will use up most of your cabbage.
Yes, I still have a lot of cabbage left. Any ideas??