Googie’s Kitchen Presents The Best Steamed Cabbage – Gifts from Grandpa

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My dear old Dad was a brilliant cook and this is one of those recipes I can completely credit to him. Whenever he made a roast dinner we would normally always have steamed cabbage. My dad’s steamed cabbage was the best and he had a few top tips for making it taste delicious. Nowadays if we have a roast dinner I will normally always cook steamed cabbage and I will always use my Dad’s top tips too. Below are the blog and video on how to make The Best Steamed Cabbage so enjoy.

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Serves 4

Equipment needed

The Best Steamed Cabbage – Gifts from Grandpa
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Large saucepan
  • Collander
  • Stirring spoon


  • Small cabbage x 1
  • Sesame seed oil x 2 tbsps
  • Tamari or soy sauce x 2 tbsps


  • Remove any leaves from the outside of the cabbage that may have been damaged.
  • Cut the cabbage into quarters and remove the core.
    • The core will be the white part at the bottom of the cabbage.
    • Slice at a right angle above the white part and it will remove it.
  • Next slice the cabbage and the cut 1 centimetre pieces along the slices.
  • Put the chopped cabbage into the colander.
  • Add boiling water from the kettle to the large saucepan and put the colander on top.
    • Please make sure the colander sits on top of the pan and not in the water.
  • Place the pan on a medium heat on the hob, put the lid on top of the cabbage and steam for about 20 minutes.
  • Towards the end of the cooking process remove the lid and add the sesame seed oil and tamari or soy sauce.
  • Mix all these ingredients together with a spoon.
  • Serve with a roast dinner of your choice.
The Best Steamed Cabbage – Gifts from Grandpa

The Best Steamed Cabbage is a great way to make a boring vegetable appetising. It also adds extra zing to a roast dinner. My husband and I use tamari instead of soy sauce because it’s gluten free. Plus it’s tamari tastes the same, if not better than soy sauce. In our family we love a roast dinner and I think my Dad was an expert at cooking one. He knew a lot about flavour and how to use it to make a meal taste great. These simple ingredients make this cabbage dish taste so much better. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, enjoy.

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