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Jan 20, 2007 06:56 PM

Cabbage Soup

I have a half a head of cabbage and would like to make some kind of soup with it. Any suggestions for other additions and seasonings would be appreciated. Thank you.

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  1. Tomatoes, carrots, onions, chicken stock, garlic, salt, pepper, corn, celery and chili pepper all come to mind. Add some oregano, thyme or even dill. You could even add beef, chicken or pork if you like but a vegetarian cabbage soup can be so hearty and filling, you won't miss the meat.

    1. I was in the same situation last week and ended up making a terrific Hungarian Cabbage Soup.
      Veg stock-onions, garlic, carrots, celery, S&P
      Flavorings-caraway, paprika, dill
      Additions-tomato paste (or sauce), red wine vinegar

      I blended the stock and the flavorings with a stick blender after they were fully cooked in a bit of olive oil. Then added the chopped cabbage and simmered for about 10 minutes. When the cabbage was cooked, I added the tomato and vinegar, heated it all up and served with a bit of yogurt, garnished with parsley.

      1. I've found that adding a big tablespoon of Dijon mustard right at the end (about 2 minutes before serving) add's a nice flavor dimension.

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        1. re: Leper

          I sauteed onion, red pepper, celery, carrots and the cabbage. Added some flour and stirred for a while included some seasonings of coriander and tumeric along with salt and pepper. After cooking for a while, I added some cilantro and more seasonsed salt. I have it in the fridge and haven't had it yet but maybe tomorrow for lunch. Thank you for all of your help.

        2. i was thinking hot and spicy. chicken stock, scallions, chilies, ginger, finish with lots of lime juice and a little sesame oil. tofu or a little shredded chicken for protein.

          or cabbage, bacon and white bean soup, with lots of garlic, thyme and rosemary.

          1. sweet and a russian borsht...carrots, onions, celery, cabbage, canned diced tomatoes, beets if you like, caraway seeds, raisins, lemon zest, lemon juice, brown sugar...mmm good