CABBAGE AND LAMB STEW
Yield: 6-8 servings
 Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- 
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       2  tablespoons   olive oil
       2  cups          julienned yellow onions
       2  pounds        white cabbage, -- shredded
       2  pounds        red cabbage, -- shredded
       1  pound         lamb sausage link, -- cut into 1-inch pieces
       2  tablespoons   minced garlic
       2  bay           leaves
       2  tablespoons   Creole mustard
       1  pound         red skinned potatoes, -- cut into 1/2-inch slices
       2  quarts        chicken stock
     1/4  cup           chopped fresh basil
                        Salt and pepper
                        Loaf of crusty bread
Preparation Method
In a large sauce pot, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, saut_ the onions and cabbage for about 10 minutes, or until the onions are golden and the cabbage is wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Add the sausage, garlic, bay leaves, and mustard. Saut_ for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes and chicken stock. Bring the liquid up to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Stir in the basil. Simmer the soup for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Remove the bay leaves. Adjust the seasonings if needed. Ladle the soup into a shallow bowl and garnish with chopped chives. Serve with the crusty bread.