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Spanish Cabbage Chorizo Thyme: Beautiful Cabbage Recipe


Brian Kennett

Brian Kennett

Amateur Chef and Boozy Traveling Foodie Extraordinaire

Spanish Cabbage Chorizo Thyme Recipe: hold your noses...

Spanish Cabbage Chorizo & Thyme
Spanish Cabbage Chorizo & Thyme Recipe

Hold your noses folks as this can get a little out of control after about half an hour of eating – as my very good friends will confess too. Like a trumpet serenade in the condo after we had this for dinner. But I have to say it was really good, very very tasty, a little spicy but boy did all the ingredients go so well together. Here she is, my Spanish-inspired cabbage dish.


I think you may have seen my sprouts with bacon and chili before. Very Asian-inspired was that dish for me. Here is one that is similar in vein, but this time with Spanish influence. And this is a cracker.

As mentioned above though, open all your doors and windows after half an hour of eating, as the ‘wind’ seriously picks up – if you get my meaning!!!

It’s delicious though. Worth the afterpain. It’s spicy, chili, cabbage, bacon, garlic, chorizo, and thyme all in one – but you can easily distinguish every single flavor individually. It’s a belter. Truly.

To make a big bowl as above, which is easily enough for 4-6. It actually can be a main dish in its own making not just a side dish as it has all the elements and it is seriously filling too. You’ll need;

  • 2 white cabbages – European or Chinese, doesn’t matter and then chop this into thin slices;
  • 1 chorizo sausage, simply cut it into small cubes;
  • 2 packets of bacon bits, or jambon, or a packet of streaky bacon cut into strips;
  • 1 packet of thyme, simply pull the leaves off the woody stalks;
  • 3 teaspoons of finely chopped garlic;
  • 2 teaspoons of smoky paprika;
  • Salt & pepper;
  • 2 knobs of butter; and
  • Olive oil.

Really simple this one folks.

Take a big pan or wok and drizzle in the olive oil – heat that up throw in the chorizo and fry that off until the oil is nice and orange-red. In with the garlic and bacon now fry that off until nicely cooked. In with the cabbage now and watch that cook down and wilt.

When it is nicely cooked and softened add in your salt, pepper, paprika, thyme, and butter. Give it a stir as you want a good coating all over the cabbage. Let that go for about another 5 minutes – off the heat and serve her up. De-flipping-licious, seriously. Loved this one.

Spanish Cabbage Chorizo Thyme Recipe – Fart on and ENJOY!!!

People also asked about Spanish Cabbage Chorizo Thyme Recipe

Question Answer
What is Spanish Cabbage Chorizo Thyme and why should I try this recipe? Spanish Cabbage Chorizo Thyme is a delicious, flavorful dish that combines cabbage, chorizo sausage, and thyme. You should try it because it offers a unique blend of flavors and is easy to prepare.
What are the main ingredients needed for this recipe? You’ll need Spanish cabbage, chorizo sausage, fresh thyme, olive oil, garlic, onions, and seasonings like salt and pepper.
Is this recipe spicy? Yes, the chorizo sausage adds a slight spiciness to the dish, but it’s not overwhelmingly hot. You can adjust the level of spiciness to your preference.
Can I use a different type of sausage if I can’t find chorizo? While chorizo is recommended for its distinct flavor, you can substitute it with another spicy sausage like Italian sausage or Andouille.
How do I prepare the Spanish cabbage for this recipe? Slice the Spanish cabbage into large wedges and set them aside. They’ll be cooked until tender.
What’s the best way to infuse thyme flavor into the dish? You can strip the thyme leaves from the stems and add them to the recipe while sautéing the ingredients. The thyme will infuse the dish with its aromatic flavor.
Can I make this recipe in advance and reheat it later? Yes, you can prepare the dish in advance and reheat it when you’re ready to serve. Just store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
What side dishes pair well with Spanish Cabbage Chorizo Thyme? It pairs wonderfully with crusty bread, a simple green salad, or even rice or potatoes to soak up the delicious flavors.
How long does it take to cook this dish from start to finish? The cooking time for this recipe is usually around 30-45 minutes, making it a relatively quick and easy meal to prepare.
Can I customize this recipe with additional ingredients or spices? Absolutely! You can add extra vegetables, like bell peppers or tomatoes, and adjust the seasonings to suit your taste preferences. Experiment and make it your own!
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