Buttery Savoy Cabbage with Bacon

Buttery Savoy Cabbage with Bacon by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Glutenfree, Grainfree, SugarFreeThis is a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with a roast dinner like my Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb, Beef Brisket or even just a grilled chicken breast or salmon fillet.  Healthy and good for you, the cabbage is full of vitamins and the short steaming process means that it retains all of these.  Make sure to include the darker outside leaves aswell as this is where most of the goodness and anti-oxidants are.  And of course, bacon makes everything better!

Start by chopping up the bacon (I find it easiest to snip it with scissors) into small squares and fry it off in a pan until it’s cooked to your taste – Dan and I have to compromise on this …I like my bacon cremated (as he calls it) and he likes his flabby (as I call it) so we usually aim for something in the middle!Buttery Savoy Cabbage with Bacon by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Glutenfree, Grainfree, SugarFreeSlice the cabbage up into strips and steam it for a couple of minutes until it’s still al dente but a bit more tender.  I use a steamer basket inside a saucepan – you place the basket inside the saucepan, add a centimetre or so of boiling water to the pan, cover with the lid and the steam is contained and cooks the cabbage.  You could also use a proper steamer if you have one, or even just boil the cabbage very quickly if you don’t have access to a steamer.Buttery Savoy Cabbage with Bacon by Emma Eats & Explores - SCD, Paleo, Glutenfree, Grainfree, SugarFreeAdd a knob of butter to the pan and then the steamed cabbage.  Stir everything together so that the cabbage gets all lovely and buttery and the bacon is evenly distributed.  Season well with salt and pepper and it’s ready to serve.

This amount served two of us as a side dish accompaniment to my delicious Slow-Roasted Beef Brisket  It would also be great as a side dish to a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal!  Salty and crunchy and buttery, it’s a really different way to jazz up plain cabbage – and for all those people who think they don’t like cabbage, this might be one way to try it, give it a go, I bet you’ll love it!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. kage2015 says:

    This is one of my husband favorite dish. Sometimes this is all we have for lunch, does make a great side dish

  2. OurFoodFix says:

    Cannot go wrong with buttered cabbage. It’s so affordable and tastes great! Plus adding bacon!? A real winner 🙂

  3. OurFoodFix says:

    Cannot go wrong with buttered cabbage! It’s so tasty and affordable. Plus adding bacon!? Now it’s a real winner 🙂

  4. Aleksandra says:

    This looks preeeeeety good.

  5. Lisa says:

    Looks great! I love cabbage but can never think of a way to prepare it except for putting in stew.

  6. Carolyn R says:

    Wow, this looks so good! I know my household would go crazy for a salad with tasty bacon in it.

  7. Life with Larissa says:

    Yum! This sounds, and looks, delicious. What an amazing side salad, and it’s a little different than what people would be expecting too! I’ll have to try this one day, especially when company is over 🙂

  8. knenopoulos says:

    This looks soooo good! I gotta try it!

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