Provencale Stuffed Cabbage Recipe
Stuffed Cabbage Roll
Brief History of French Cuisine Provençale
Provençale is the French word for Provencal and the Provence region of southeastern France on the Mediterranean adjacent to Italy. Recipes from this region are very distinctive from the rest of French cuisine or French cooking. Very little milk is used in Provencal cooking. Goat cheeses are predominant. Garlic, olive oil and olives are plentiful.
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Plant your own cabbage
French Cuisine Provençale Stuffed Cabbage
8 large green cabbage leaves
5/8 cup smoked grated provolone cheese
1/2 cup water, broth or dry white wine
1 large peeled and chopped tomato
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups Provençale Stuffing (recipe below)
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Prepare the Stuffing.
3. Steam cabbage leaves for about 4 minutes. Tip for removing the leaves without cracking them is to removed the core from the cabbage head and place the entire head in the steamer for a few minutes. This will help the leaves come off more easily.
4. Put about 3 to 3 1/2 tablespoons of stuffing at the base of each leaf and roll up the leaf.
5. Pour the water, wine or broth into a buttered baking dish, sprinkle tomato and caraway seeds into it.
6. Place the rolled cabbage leaves into the liquid so they can't roll open.
7. Sprinkle the cabbage rolls with a little salt and black pepper to suite taste.
8. Cover and bake at 350F for 15 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
9. Sprinkle with provolone cheese and bake another 5 minutes. Serve warm.
Makes 4 Servings.
Cabbage Soup Diet
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large peeled and coarsely chopped tomato
3 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
1 tablespoon freshly chopped basil
2 teaspoons freshly chopped thyme
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/8 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1. Set aside peeled coarsely chopped tomato.
2. Heat skillet with oil to medium heat and sauté onion and garlic for about 3 minutes.
3. Stir in tomato ingredients, parsley, basil, thyme, onions, garlic and seasonings.
4. Sauté for about 4 minutes or until wetness evaporates.
5. Remove from heat and stir in breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese.
Stuffing is good for cabbage leave, tomatoes shells, zucchini or eggplant.
Yields: 1 cup or 4 Servings.
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