Saturday, February 16, 2008

Eat your cabbage

Tonight's Menu

  • grilled NY strip steaks
  • chuffed potatoes
  • steamed cabbage
Super easy dinner tonight, y'all.

I had some nice, thick NY strip steaks that I just seasoned with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, then grilled over high heat on my IKEA grill pan. Since the boys like their steak cooked medium, I stuck theirs into the oven for a couple of minutes at 350 degrees to finish them off. They came out tender, juicy and SO yummy. We haven't had much beef the past couple of weeks and I think we were all going through withdrawal!

The chuffed potatoes were the usual -- small red potatoes parboiled for 15 minutes, then drained and chuffed up in a hot pan with butter until golden brown and crispy on the outside.

I usually saute the cabbage, but I had two burners going already so I did things a little differently this time. I just cut about half a head of green cabbage into roughly 1-inch chunks, stuck them in a bowl with a bit of water, covered with plastic wrap and steamed them in the microwave. Then I tossed them with a bit of butter (REAL butter), salt and freshly ground pepper. The cabbage doesn't caramelize this way, but it does come out really tender and sweet.

I swear, I could eat cabbage at every meal. It's so incredibly cheap and believe it or not, it's REALLY good for you. For real. Common green cabbage is packed with fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A, B vitamins, calcium, potassium and all sorts of cancer-fighting phytonutrients. It's a nutritional powerhouse, yo!

4 comments:

Sarah O. said...

Not being familiar with what the hell chuffed potatoes are, I Googled chuffed and chuff. I didn't learn much about potatoes but learned some new dirty words.

I thank you for that.

Alisha said...

lol sarah! Hi Badger. I used your cornbread recipe from the last post and LOVED IT! The whole family did and we didn't have any leftover! I made it in a cast iron skillet....BIG "O" yummy it was good! Thanks for posting it!

The Glitterati said...

I hear they used to call cabbage the "poor man's medicine cabinet"...

Thanks for your post about the carmelized brussels sprouts, by the way. They were a hit!

Alicia said...

I too looked up chuffed on google and learned the same thing. I now have a new way of saying things.

We tried the garlicky flank steak and YUMMY! I could have eaten the whole thing but did have to share with the family.

Love your blog!