Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Day 4 - Cabbage Rolls with Turkey-Cheese Stuffing

1 head savoy cabbage
1 pound ground turkey
1 egg
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon sage, crumbled
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
salt to taste
black pepper to taste
1 1/2 cup dices mozzarella (I used shredded)
6 bacon slices

And before any of you guys ask, I did not make Greek Salad today like I said I would because dad was complaining about eating salads all the time and that he wanted some real meat.  So I changed the recipe and made something different so dad could have some "real meat."

Peel twelve leaves off the cabbage.  ( I had a little bit of trouble with this, as the cabbage leaves were so intertwined that I couldn't peel off the leaves with out tearing.  I think I got one leaf off okay before I got frustrated and started madly attacking the cabbage head and ripped it to pieces.)

After my temper tantrum with the cabbage, I blanched each leaf (or part of leaf) for 1 minute and then set aside.

 Next, I combined the ground turkey, egg, 2 tablespoons of water, sage and parsley.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and then divide the turkey stuff into 12 parts, and form into "ovalish" shapes.
Then, lay a turkey oval on top of a cabbage leaf with some cheese, fold in the sides, and roll up.  (Since I didn't have any good sized cabbage leaves, I just laid the turkey on top and left it like that without rolling it up.)

Then, lay the somewhat cabbage rolls with turkey-cheese stuffing in a shallow baking dish (I had to use three dishes), and pour the remaining water over top of them.
Precook the bacon very lightly.  Then cut each strip in half and lay over the cabbage rolls.

Bake the rolls for 30 minutes, and baste twice (which I didn't do ;), until all cooked.


( I really like it with salsa, while mom and dad prefer it with hummus.)

Mom - I really enjoyed the cabbage, it had really nice flavor - wait no, it had no flavor.  But it was good.
Dad - Nice tender cabbage, and good flavor throughout the whole thing.


For dessert I served some sugar-free chocolate pudding I had made earlier in the day.  It was really good, especially since it had no sugar.  It didn't leave an after taste, and was really rich.


  1. Wow, was I muttering about salads THAT much? Guess I need to watch my mouth. :)

    Anyway, the cabbage rolls were yummy, a definite do-again-sometime recipe. And chocolate pudding ... you are treating your parents well.

  2. Your final dinner pic reminded me of a seahorse, lol. Wow, I am really tired...