I do not know what others have done that they do not like this recipe but we have prepared several times and it is a favorite. On one occassion I used a speciality Whole grain HONEY mustard, that came from a XMAS deli gift basket and it was like Emeril's BAM added an extra kick. I use Meille Whole grain mustard. I think for those who do not like it play with varying the spices in amount more if you like spicy/less if you don't. Cabbage is pretty basic so it is all in the combo and amount of spices you use. There is not reason not to find the right combo for your taste and make it a favorite.
Marc Gurtman Posted: 05/08/10
rstarrlemaitre Posted: 10/28/12
This had great toasty flavor from the spices and I loved the whole-grain mustard, but i would cook considerably longer so the cabbage is more tender. 5 minutes was not nearly enough.
PennyInVA Posted: 05/21/13
I agree with Marc - I have made this recipe 4 or 5 times recently, and I absolutely love it. I cut back just a little on the mustard, and added 1 cup of home fermented apple cider vinegar because I really like the tang of vinegar, and 1/4 cup was not nearly enough for me. I also added one sliced onion to cook with the cabbage and cooked the whole thing until it was the desired texture. I think it's a wonderful base recipe for a really nice dish and very easy to modify to my particular tastes. I really like this recipe!
jakemelbatsell Posted: 05/24/13
Tasty for anyone who likes curry or british indian food. Not very kid friendly as my kids do not have the developed palette to enjoy the strong aromatics / spices. I really enjoyed the addition of the dijon mustard as it pulls all the flavors together. I think you could probably substitute the cabbage for other vegetables for a change of pace. Overall very good.
GayleR Posted: 07/31/12Greenville, NC
The first time I made this we liked it. This time, not so much. I think it was due to using Madras curry powder this time.
Bluevioletz Posted: 04/29/13
The recipe is not bad. I had made the recipe exactly as is. For me, the spiciness level was mild but the vinegar was overpowering all the other flavors. I think the key to get this recipe to taste better is that you need to add only 1 tsp of the vinegar at a time, to taste. Good luck!
CAgirlinIA Posted: 02/04/14
Currently I am eating a plant-based diet and I had a half head of cabbage in the fridge to use. I made half of the recipe and served it over brown rice. I loved it....thought the seasonings were perfect. I did use homemade vegetable broth in lieu of the chicken. I agree it needs to cook longer than 5 minutes. 2/7/14 - Me again! This is my new favorite recipe! Had just a little left so threw in a half cup of chickpeas before I heated it up for lunch....it just got better and better ;) 2/11/14 - tried this with cauliflower tonight (cooked it on top of the stove for approx. 30 minutes) This is my GO-TO-RECIPE now for cabbage, cauliflower...whatever and I upped my rating to FIVE. And yes, it's fun to try different mustards (and African curry).