Eats, Shoots & Reads

Eats #13: Surprisingly Yummy Cabbage!

Ingredients: 1/2 pint chicken stock, 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon, 1/4 handful fresh thyme, 1/2 white cabbage, knob butter, olive oil, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper.

Note: I reduced the ingredients by half to serve 2 people.

Difficulty: 1/5
Rating: 4/5

Thinly slice the cabbage and pick the thyme leaves. Add the chicken stock, thyme and bacon to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Sprinkle in the cabbage and cover with a lid and boil furiously for 5 minutes.

Remove the lid and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook until the stock has reduced and the cabbage is cooked. Take off the heat and stir in a knob of butter and drizzle with olive oil and serve.


There’s not a great deal I can say about this recipe other than it was delicious. Very simple to make and a great way of enhancing what’s usually a boring vegetable.

The cabbage was cooked perfectly with a hint of thyme and the bacon gave the cabbage a lovely saltiness and deep flavour. A great dish… so good I’m cooking it again tonight!

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