Seafood cabbage rolls are a delicious twist on an old classic. Instead of stuffing them with a mixture of ground pork and beef, these cabbage rolls are stuffed with shrimp and lobster. They are filling, delicious, and perfect for special occasions like Mother’s Day.
- Olive Oil
- White Onion
- Red Bell Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Herbs de Provence
- Kosher Salt
- Tomato Paste
- Tomato Sauce
- Maple Syrup
- Tomato Sauce
- Seasoned Salt
- Black Pepper
- Lobster Tail
- Uncooked Rice
- Cabbage Leaves
Tips For Making Seafood Cabbage Rolls
Boil the cabbage leaves in salted water. The cabbage leaves will be super tender.
Once you have boiled the cabbage leaves, use a paring knife to cut the thick stem from each cabbage leaf.
Overlap the smaller cabbage leaves before you add the filling to them. Don’t worry about the appearance. The cabbage rolls will be covered in tomato sauce, so no one will ever know.
Only add 1-2 tablespoons of the filling to the cabbage leaves. The rice will expand. If you add too much filling, the cabbage leaf will explode.
Place the remaining filling on top of the cabbage rolls before you add the tomato sauce.
What Is Cabbage Rolls Sauce Made Of
Cabbage roll sauce is made with olive oil, onions, red bell pepper, red bell thyme, garlic powder, herbs de Provence, kosher salt, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and maple syrup.
Why Are My Cabbage Rolls Tough
If your cabbage rolls are tough, the cabbage is not cooked completely. Bake the cabbage rolls until the cabbage and rice are tender. This should take about 80-90 minutes.
Also, let the cabbage rolls cool for 10-25 minutes before serving them.
What Is The Difference Between Polish And Ukrainian Cabbage Rolls
Typically, Polish cabbage rolls are made with meat and rice. In contrast, traditional Ukrainian cabbage rolls are made with rice and onions. However, modern Ukrainian cabbage rolls may also contain ground beef or pork.
Can I Make Seafood Cabbage Rolls With Cooked Rice
Of course, you can make these cabbage rolls with cooked rice. Using cooked rice will cut the cooking time by more than half.
Use 3 cups of cooked rice instead of 1 cup of dry rice. Additionally, cook the seafood cabbage rolls for 30-40 minutes.
Storing Seafood Cabbage Rolls
Let the seafood cabbage rolls cool completely. You can divide the cabbage rolls into smaller portions to help it cool faster. Store the seafood cabbage rolls in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
How To Freeze Cabbage Rolls
Let the cabbage rolls cool completely before freezing them. Coat a parchment-lined baking sheet with non-stick. Place the seafood cabbage rolls on the baking sheet and freeze them for 2-3 hours until solid.
Place the cabbage into freezer-safe containers or zip lock bags and freeze them. The cabbage rolls will last for a month.
To Reheat Cabbage Rolls
Place the frozen seafood cabbage rolls in the fridge to thaw overnight. Place 1/2 cup of tomato sauce into the bottom of the skillet, then add the cabbage rolls. Next, add 1/2 cup of tomato sauce on top of the cabbage skillet.
Cover the cabbage rolls and heat them on low for 15-20 minutes until heated through.
You can also reheat the cabbage rolls in the oven. Place 1/2 cup of tomato sauce into a baking dish, then arrange the cabbage rolls in the baking dish.
Next, add 1/2 cup of tomato sauce on top of the cabbage rolls. Reheat the cabbage rolls in a 350°F oven for 30-45 minutes until warm.
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- Amount Per ServingCalories177
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 1.1g 5%
- Cholesterol 164mg 55%
- Sodium 954mg 40%
- Potassium 230mg 7%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 2.2g 8%
- Sugars 4.3g
- Protein 15.6g 30%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.