A few weeks ago Joanne posted this soup, I thought it sounded delicious and I just happened to have a head of cabbage in the fridge. My husband is always telling me how much he dislikes cooked cabbage, so to humor him, I added some Italian sausage to Joanne's recipe. A soup is always better, where Tim's concerned, if it has meat in it. We so enjoyed this soup and Tim didn't even mind the cabbage.
Caramelized Onion, Cabbage, and Sweet Potato Chowder with Rosemary
Serves 4-5, adapted from Vegetarian Times September 2011 (Courtesy of Eats Well With Others)
1/2 cup pomegranate juice
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
12 oz cabbage, cut into large dice (6 to 7 cups)
3 large onions, cut into large dice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb sweet potato, diced
2 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
1. Combine pomegranate juice, soy sauce, and vinegar in small bowl.
2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add cabbage and season with salt, if desired. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to shallow bowl.
3. Heat remaining 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp butter in large pot over medium heat. Add onions and season with salt. Cover and cook 8-10 minutes, or until onions are softened, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook 16 to 18 minutes, or until onions are golden brown. Add garlic, rosemary and pomegranate mixture, stirring to scrape up browned bits on pan bottom. Bring to a simmer and cook 1 minute. Add cabbage, sweet potato cubes, and 5 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover and cook 15 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Note: I added 3 links of Sweet Italian Sausage to this recipe.