This cabbage dish has so many layers of flavor that it is lip smackin' good.   Being that it is a Cajun Cajun Cabbage Apples & Andouillerecipe, it is spicy-hot and tasty.   The andouille sausage has it's own heat which contributes to the many flavor notes.  Serve this cabbage, apple and sausage over your homemade real mashed potatoes.  The two things compliment each other and the potatoes soften the effects of the 'heat'.    Of course if you don't like it Cajun spicy, don't use as much of the seasoning mix.

Recipe By     : Sitara
Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :1:00
Categories    : Casseroles                       New Orleans/Cajun/Creole
                Luncheon                         Main Dishes
                Pork & Ham                       Potatoes
                Vegetables                       Stews

  Amount    Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
    --------     ------------       --------------------------------
                        SEASONING MIX   
   2 1/2  teaspoons     salt
   1 1/2  teaspoons     paprika
   1      teaspoon      white pepper
     1/2  teaspoon      onion powder
     1/2  teaspoon      garlic powder
     1/2  teaspoon      cayenne
     1/2  teaspoon      black pepper
     1/2  teaspoon      thyme
     1/4  teaspoon      basil
                        mix well and set aside

       4      tablespoons   butter
       2      cups          onon -- julienned
      10      cups        cabbage -- chopped and packed
      1      cup           chicken stock
      2      large         bay leaves
      3      cups          apples -- unpeeled and juliened  (use a firm crisp apple like Braeburn)
      3      tablespoons   brown sugar
      1      pound         andouille sausage -- slicked thick

1.  Mix together all ingredients for the seasoning mix and set aside.

2. In a large pot, brown the andouille coins in some butter and oilive oil till golden and set aside.  In the same pot saute onions in butter about 2 minutes.   
3. Add cabbage, 1/2 cup stock, bay leaves and seasoning mix.  Cook 20 minutes till cabbage is soft.
4. Stir in apples and cook 5 minutes.
5.  Stir in brown sugar and rest of stock.   Cook 10 minutes.
6.  Add andouille sausage and cook 10 minutes.

Note:  This seasoning mix is pretty spicy hot, after all it's Cajun !!  If you like spicy, use it all.  If you are more timid only use about half and see how it goes and add more to your taste.

To plate:    Put a mound of mashed potatoes in the center of your plate.   Make a well in the mashed potatoes and pile in the cabbage mixture.    Stand back and watch your family or guests take the first bite!!!   Oh, the eyebrows go up and the big smile starts!!