• Cooking Time: 30
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 10


My husband purchased not one, but 2 heads of cabbage. A normal sized green head and a jumbo sized purple head. What to do?


  • 1/3 head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 russet potato, cubed
  • 2 stocks broccoli, stock only, peeled, cubed
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded, diced
  • 1 shallot clove, large, diced
  • 5-6 oz can clams
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 pinch freshy parsley, chopped
  • the leaves from 2 twigs fresh marjoram, chopped
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • optional garnish--for each serving:
  • smoked salmon
  • reserved parsley


  • Boil potatoes in salted water, add cabbage and broccoli, cook until soft. Drain.
  • Sautee minced shallot and serrano in olive oil.
  • Melt butter and add flour, mix. Cook until slightly browned, add milk slowly, stir until there are no lumps.
  • Combine in a soup pot. Add can of clams including liquid. Heat enough to warm, but do not boil. Add salt to taste. 15 minutes before serving, add fresh herbs and pepper. Reserve small amount of parsley for garnish.
  • Optional garnish: Top with a bit of smoked salmon and sprinkle with reserved parsley.

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