Cabbage & Cauliflower One Pot


This is a variation on a Cooks Illustrated article about making cabbage cool like brussel sprouts (aka baby cabbage).

I had some cauliflower in the fridge and a nice leek. These are pretty delicate flavors, all I seasoned them with is fresh lemon and parsley.

Top this with grilled sausage, lamb chops or even a fat juicy burger off the grill. Maybe a little sweet potato puree to round out the colors on the plate.

Here's how this went down in Agakitchen. Gather up these supplies.


  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, small pieces
  • 1/2 head cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 leek, small dice
  • some oil and butter
  • 1/2 a lemon squeezed
  • 1/4 head flat parsley
  • salt
  • nice heavy 12' diameter pan with a lid, I used my Le Creuset brazier. Someday I won't be strong enough to pick it up, it's a tank.
  • good judgement

Step by step

  • sweat the leek in a little oil, once soft remove from pan a save for later
  • put pan on Simmer Plate and add about 2 T butter and 2 T oil, once butter quiets down add cauliflower, season. Set timer for two minutes
  • Add cabbage, season, no need to stir, let the cauliflower brown in butter
  • Add reserved leeks, no need to stir
  • Put on the lid
  • Timer goes beep and you put on the floor of the roasting oven, trying to get the cauliflower and some cabbage to brown a little
  • Set timer for 8 minutes......beep
  • Back onto the Simmer plate while you stir and taste
  • Add lemon and parsley....taste, adjust if needed
  • D  U  N spells done, rhymes with fun.