How To Make Swamp Cabbage Stew At Home

Swamp Cabbage Stew

The recipe that I am going to share today is for the Swamp cabbage stew. Swamp cabbage is Florida’s state tree. It is also known as the Hearts of Palm, as it is extracted from the center of the Cabbage PalmTree (Sabal Palm). The cabbage’s outer part is bitter to taste and hence needs to be shed off with an ax or a sharp knife.

This amazing recipe is one of its kind and is considered the staple for most holiday meals and special occasions like Thanksgiving. It is also low in cholesterol. It is a good source of protein, dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamins, calcium, iron, riboflavin, and other essential micronutrients.

To make Swamp cabbage stew, fry bacon in a pan and set it aside. Then, cook onions and cabbage in the leftover bacon fat. Add in the tomato juice, canned tomatoes, jalapeño, sugar, garlic powder, and thyme. Lastly, add the cooked bacon, salt, and pepper to it. Lower the heat and cook it for 25 minutes. Your Swamp cabbage stew is ready!

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Swamp Cabbage Stew recipe

Swamp Cabbage Stew Recipe

The recipe that I am going to share today is for the Swamp cabbage stew. Swamp cabbage is Florida's state tree. It is also known as the Hearts of Palm, as it is extracted from the center of the Cabbage PalmTree (Sabal Palm). The cabbage's outer part is bitter to taste and hence needs to be shed off with an ax or a sharp knife.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 10.6 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Stockpot

Ingredients
  

  • 3 slices Bacon (roughly chopped)
  • 2 heads freshly cut Swamp Cabbage (chopped)
  • 1 Jalapeño Pepper
  • 2 Onions (chopped)
  • 1 can Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Tomato Juice
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • ½ tablespoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 sprigs Thyme

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, fry the bacon over medium heat in a saucepan. Set aside on paper towels.
  • In a large stockpot, cook onions along with swamp cabbage in the leftover bacon fat.
  • Add in the tomato juice, canned tomatoes, jalapeño, sugar, garlic powder, and thyme.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Put in the fried bacon to the mixture and fill half the pot with water and bring to boil.
  • Simmer the whole mixture for about 20-25 minutes until the cabbage is soft.
  • Serve it over rice with bacon crumbled on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 56gCalories: 10.6kcalCarbohydrates: 1.8gProtein: 1.5gSodium: 63.6mgPotassium: 174.7mgFiber: 1.2gVitamin A: 1.2IUVitamin C: 30.8mgCalcium: 43.1mgIron: 0.9mg
Keyword American, American cuisine, Swamp Cabbage Stew
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