Eisenhower’s Cabbage | I was dumped by a girl from Denison, Texas. But once, while visiting that wonderful one-stoplight town, I stumbled upon a small house. But it was not just your average house. Tiny, yes. Down the street from where the she-devil grew up, yes. But it was who used to live in this house that made it special. His name: Dwight Eisenhower.
We wanted some cabbage love in our life, so we turned to our allies overseas for a little British inspiration. But we couldn’t resist putting our Texas influence on it and saving the day. So in this recipe, we marry crisp Napa cabbage with worcestershire, two mustards and roasted garlic, then bring in the big guns with some poblano heat and our favorite spice of all, sumac. Oh, and to take away any bitterness, we added some sweet lemon juice, then drank some ourselves. Much better.
- Napa Cabbage - 1, sliced (about 5 cups)
- Mayonnaise - 8 ounces
- Dijon Mustard - 3 tablespoons
- Yellow Mustard - 2 tablespoons
- Poblano - 2 tablespoons, brunoise
- Sweet Red Peppers - ⅓ cup, brunoise, jarred
- Roasted Garlic - 2 tablespoons
- Worcestershire Sauce - 2 tablespoons
- Lemon Juice - 1 tablespoon
- Lemon Zest - 2 teaspoons
- Sumac - 2 teaspoons
- Sugar - ½ teaspoon
- White Pepper - ¼ teaspoon
- Salt - 1 teaspoon
- Mixing Bowl
- Rubber Spatula
- Slice off the root end of your cabbage and cut it in half lengthwise.
- Then slice each half crosswise into about ⅓ inch slices. Keep them thin. Set the cabbage aside.
- Alright, to the mixing bowl, add all the other ingredients. Stir them up.
- Throw the cabbage in the bowl and toss it all together with the spatula. Mix it just enough to coat all the cabbage, but not too much to where you destroy it.
- Season to taste and you're done!
* This cabbage is pretty much the best thing ever on a hamburger.
* Get the sweet peppers from a jar or from your store's salad bar.
* We love this recipe because we don't hold back on the worcestershire. Forget the days of just 1 or 2 dashes.
* My dad has a history degree, so he thinks he's really funny in this post (p.s. we really did see Dwight's house in Denison).