So someone turned off the furnace here in Boulder. Finally! However, no snow. But the weather called for soups and stews, and I decided to do a Transylvanian one!
Like always, getting everything in place at the beginning is the most important thing. And with a dish like this, that uses a lot of stuff it’s better to have everything ready before you start putting it all together, and then putting them away one by one. The ingredients for this beauty were bacon, onions, garlic, cabbage, paprika, pepper, tomatoes, chicken stock and sausage.
Like always, first the bacon to render the lard. I always add a bit of other fat (in this case, coconut oil) to prevent the bacon from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
I then put the onions until translucent, and then garlic. This is when you bring down the heat in order to avoid burning the garlic.
Cabbage with spices, and make sure it is evenly coated with the rendered fat so it can start wilting.
Five minutes later, you add the tomatoes and stock, and let it boil for forty-five minutes. Then you add the sausage and let it cook through.
Warm, hearthy, comforting soup. And looking blood red, you could fool your personal vampire. No sparkles, please!
Recipe from The Primal Blueprint Cookbook.