Monday, April 29, 2013

Meatless Monday - Cabbage

Welcome to Meatless Monday A-Z
Today's cooking creation is with CABBAGE.

I know that cabbage doesn't always make the 'favourite vegetable' list for most people but I do honestly really like the taste of cabbage! I find it slightly tangy but strangely addictive! I love that it has so much texture and I enjoy it both raw & cooked.

This recipe is a really simply one with few flavours, yet it comes together wonderfully and has so much taste that you'll be surprised it has so few ingredients.

Cabbage Shiitake Stirfry
30g dried shiitake mushrooms (just over 1 cup worth)
1/4 green cabbage
100g snow peas
1 teaspoon molasses
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon minced ginger

Soak the shiitake mushrooms in boiling water for a minimum of half hour.
Drain and then place in a preheated wok. Add the molasses and soy sauce & let the mushrooms absorb the moisture from the sauces. 
Finely chop the cabbage and add it to the shittake mushrooms. Mix well & allow to cook for 10-15 minutes constantly stirring, until the cabbage has turned a greenish colour and is soft but not completely wilted. You may want to add a few tablespoons of water along the way to stop the cabbage from sticking to the bottom of the wok.
Top and tail the snow peas and chop if desired. Add them to the wok & continue to stir fry for 2 minutes. 
Stir in the ginger. 
(Makes 2 serves)

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  1. A wonderful combination of my favorite veggies and I happen to have all of the ingredients for this recipe. This recipe will be dinner during the next few days. Thanks for posting it.

  2. Ooh, lovely Sandy! I have a quarter of a cabbage in the fridge and this might be where it heads ;)

  3. When we eat cabbage I steam it until cooked then add vinegar while still hot. We have eaten cabbage this way all my life, this is a German way of eating it. But also like is fried too:))

    1. mmmmmmmmmm sauerkraut, mmmmmmmmm steamed cabbage, mmmmmmmmmmm fried cabbage! I just love cabbage any way its served!!!!

  4. I DO love cabbage--The crunch and the taste! And molasses in a stir fry? I've never heard of that one before, but it sounds delicious--especially with some earthy mushrooms tossed in.

    1. Yay for another cabbage lover! :-)
      The molasses adds an amazing flavour that is a touch sweet - works so well!