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Jamaican Cabbage Recipe with Carrots

Jamaican cabbage recipe on stove has a ton of flavor. Add heat to your liking to make spicy or mild. One of our healthy cabbage recipes, a great side dish with dinner with seasonings that will wow you are remind you of your last meal there.

Caribbean fried cabbage recipe

We are adding some heat and WOW to a normally bland vegetable. You can make Jamaican cabbage on the stove like this or use the same ingredients and seasonings to make it like our slow cooker cabbage where the flavors really permeate over the hours. (affiliate links present)

Jamaican Steamed Cabbage Recipe

We are more sauteing this but if you really wanted to make all the ingredients soft you could easily steam it with a lid. Timing is subjective to who is eating it. Some prefer more al dente while others want it more like our Sauteed Red Cabbage that’s quite limp and soft.

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You can easily make this gluten free. When buying the seasonings just look for one that is GF on the container, but most all of them are. Sometimes I will add a splash of soy to add some zing but aminos would do the same thing as far as that is concerned.

  • 6 c cabbage measured when sliced, about 1/2 a large head
  • Bell peppers sliced, any colors
  • Celery sliced
  • Leek sliced
  • Onion sweet, sliced
  • Carrots shredded
  • Traditional seasoning, I use bottled, or cajun seasoning for more heat
  • 1/2 c butter

I don’t think I would make this as a Purple Cabbage Recipe but you could maybe do half and half. Different colors not only bring a brightness to a dish but also lend different textures as well. Green will wilt and soften quicker than other varieties and have a milder flavor.

Jamaican Steamed Cabbage Recipe

Jamaican Fried Cabbage

I use bottled Jamaican seasoning you can find here online. If you have your own special blend then by all means mix that up instead. Jamaican cuisine is known for its bold and flavorful seasonings, which often include a combination of aromatic herbs, spices, and ingredients that create a unique and vibrant taste. Here are some used regularly;

Allspice is a key ingredient in many Jamaican food dishes and gives them a distinctive flavor. It’s used in jerk seasoning and other spice blends. Allspice is derived from the dried berries of the Pimenta dioica tree. Scotch Bonnet Peppers are small, extremely spicy peppers are used in many of their dishes to provide heat and flavor. Be cautious when using them, as they can be very hot.

Fresh or dried thyme is a common herb used in this style of cooking. It adds a subtle earthy flavor and aroma to dishes. Fresh garlic or garlic powder is used to add depth and a savory element. Ginger is often used both fresh and powdered. It adds a warm, spicy, and sweet side dish or make Pureed Soup with it.

Jamaican Fried Cabbage

Jamaican Spicy Cabbage Recipe

Jamaican cuisine is famous for its use of these seasonings, especially in dishes like jerk chicken, curries, rice and peas, and more. The combination of these spices and ingredients creates the vibrant and bold flavors that are characteristic of this region of food. When using these seasonings, it’s important to balance them to achieve the desired level of spiciness, heat, and depth of flavor.

Onions are a fundamental ingredient in many Jamaican recipes, adding sweetness and depth to the flavor profile. Scallions are frequently used as a garnish and to add a mild onion flavor too. Fresh thyme is a common herb used, providing a subtle earthy and minty flavor. Ground cinnamon is used sparingly in some dishes to add warmth and sweetness.

Nutmeg is used in moderation to enhance the flavors. It can be grated fresh or used as a ground spice. Ground black pepper is used for seasoning and adding a bit of heat to dishes. Though not as common as some other spices, cumin is sometimes used to add an earthy and slightly nutty flavor.

A dark browning sauce is used to give some Jamaican dishes, especially meats, a rich and caramelized color and flavor. In many dishes, especially curry fried chicken and stews, coconut milk is used to add creaminess and a hint of sweetness. Salt is used for basic seasoning in just as in any cuisine.

Jamaican spicy cabbage recipe

Caribbean Fried Cabbage Recipe

To start you will want to chop the cabbage into strips basically. Remember that the thinner the shredded cabbage is the faster it will soften so both cabbage and carrots should be similar thicknesses for best results. As far as onion and garlic goes add more or less, or remove all together depending on your preferences.

  • Wash and prep all veggies by slicing as needed.
  • With oil in a large skillet sauté peppers and onion with the butter or garlic butter over medium high heat for a couple minutes until beginning to soften.
  • Add remaining ingredients and sauté until cooked and beginning to wilt, you want veggies to still be a bit crisp. This took about 10 minutes for me.
  • Note: you’ll need a pretty big pan to sauté this in, so be sure that you choose something that will be large enough!

This is easy to prepare and the cook time of cooked cabbage and other veggies depends on your texture preferences. You can mix and match colors too when it comes to bell peppers, purple, white cabbage or use green cabbage only if you aren’t sure whether you’ll like the others.

Don’t forget to taste as you go too and season until it is perfect for y’all. Some may prefer extra heat with a splash of jalapeno powder or just salt and pepper it.

Jamaican Cabbage Recipe

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Jamaican Cabbage Recipe

Jamaican cabbage recipe on stove has a ton of flavor. Add heat to your liking to make spicy or mild. A healthy side dish with dinner.
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine jamaican
Keyword cabbage, jamaican, salad, sauteed, spicy, steamed
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 200kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

  • 1 large pan with lid if you want to steam and wilt more

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Wash and prep all veggies by slicing as needed. Sauté peppers and onion with the butter or garlic butter for a couple minutes until beginning to soften.
  • Add remaining ingredients and sauté until cooked and beginning to wilt, you want veggies to still be a bit crisp. This took about 10 minutes for me.
  • Note: you’ll need a pretty big pan to sauté this in, so be sure that you choose something that will be large enough!

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Nutrition Facts
Jamaican Cabbage Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 200 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 182mg8%
Potassium 441mg13%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 9234IU185%
Vitamin C 83mg101%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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