I bought a package of Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage from Trader Joe’s. They were giving it out on my last visit and I guess I was sold. (That doesn’t happen to me often. ) After lugging the groceries back to our apartment, I found Lon sitting at his computer. Apparently their office had an Internet outage so he was home. Yay! It’s always more fun to make lunch for two.

I wanted to make a cabbage relish to go with the sausages but I didn’t want it to be so potent that you couldn’t eat more than just a smear on the sausage. It was going to act as the vegetable portion in our meal too so, here it is, a Red Cabbage Relish-ish. It was exactly what I had hoped for and we each ate a big pile of it.

Red Cabbage Relish-ish
~4-5 servings

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 red cabbage, shredded (roughly 1 pound)
  • scant 1/2 cup mango butter
  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium high heat.
2. Add onions and stir until starting to soften, about 1 minute.
3. Add shredded cabbage and stir.
4. Add mango butter and stir until evenly distributed.
5. Add cider vinegar and sprinkle with salt. Cover and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for at least 20 minutes. Check periodically to see if the liquid has been absorbed. You may need to add 1/4 cup of water to continue cooking.

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My lunch was a hit with Lon. He loved how the sausages didn’t taste like nitrates and the relish-ish was perfect match. Luckily, we had some left-over biscuits too. Yum!
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