Not as planned

Sometimes you make something and it doesn’t turn out quite as expected, but it still turns out good.  It’s a happy accident.  A few years ago I was at friends Brad and Jo’s house and I was asked to prepare the salad.  I mixed greens with oil and vinegar and then sprinkled on salt and what I thought was pepper.  The “pepper” was actually cinnamon but it was a happy accident because the salad tasted awesome!  We still actually talk about that salad and how good it ended up being!

The next recipe comes from what I consider as more of a guidebook for prosciutto and other cured meats but since it also has a handful of recipes I keep it with my cookbooks.

The recipe tagged was for Savoy Cabbage and Salami Soup. (Oh good soup in the summer…)

To start with I added chopped onion and garlic to a skillet with olive oil over medium heat.

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That cooked for several minutes until the onions were soft but not yet browning.  Then I added thinly sliced savoy cabbage and seasoned with salt and pepper.

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That was covered and was to cook for 15 minutes.  But after 10 minutes I noticed it was burning so I moved onto the next step.

AHHHHH!
AHHHHH!

I then added diced salami and short grain rice and some water.

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That was to cook until the rice was done but after around 20 minutes there was no more water left (so no longer a soup I guess).  Unfortunately the rice was not completely cooked, but from small taste I had the cabbage was REALLY good so I decided to stop cooking and eat it anyway, even with the not fully cooked rice.IMG_1326

I topped with a bit of parsley and ate.

The Verdict:  So even though the rice was not cooked all the way through the cabbage and salami had great flavor.  I would say the recipe itself pretty much failed (since it was suppose to be a soup!).  But I consider this dish a happy accident and I will be making it again for sure…minus the rice.  If you want my modified recipe for this dish click on the link below.

Recipe for Sauteed Cabbage with Salami