Monday, January 12, 2009

spicy hot cabbage

Calderon was selling cabbage for one dollar a head.

In the 5" oval layer
Two jalapenos chopped in rings or as taste permits.
One or two sweet peppers (red bell or as available) chopped in small strips. Balagellata had smallish sweet pepper.
One garlic clove chopped small
Place one layer of cabbage down and dust with 1/4 teaspoon of fine ground yellow mustard powder.
Repeat until the entire cabbage is in the pot.
Dust an 1/8 of a teaspoon asafetida on top.
Cut half a yellow onion in strips and layer on top.
Drip two tablespoons olive oil.

Cook for two hours in the winter position, mix through the pot, and serve warm.

Brussel sprouts in a mustard dressing

Calderon Farms had their brussel sprout stalks back. There are about 60 sprouts crowded on a stalk that looks like a deadly weapon- on of those curmudgeons featured in cave men movies.

Snip 15 sprouts off. Cut the larger ones in half.
Put in the 5" oval and cook in the winter position for two hours- more if you like it soft. If you use the reflector cut the cooking time in half.

Meanwhile mix
Two tablespoons olive oil
half a teaspoon fine yellow mustard power
1/8 of a teaspoon cayenne.
ground sea salt and pepper to taste.
three green onions cut small.

When done mix the dressing with the hot sprouts and serve.