Monday, January 4, 2010

Cabbage- the new leafy green

I'm always looking for new recipes- especially vegetable recipes that I can make on the cheap and on the fly. While at the grocery store, I was looking for lettuce, when I noticed cabbage for only 40 cents a pound! So, I've decided to take on this vegetable and see what I can make of it's eco friendly leaves. I've made one recipe so far, and three more are on the way. Thanks to Martha Stewart, I am looking forward to making pork stuffed cabbage, creamed cabbage, and this recipe below--not all on the same night!.

Shredded Sauteed Cabbage

If you're sure you dislike cabbage, try this quick dish. The vegetable retains some texture and has none of that sulfury taste and mushiness of cabbage that has been improperly cooked. This also makes a great snack or breakfast when served with a couple of fried eggs on top.

From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn. (c)2009, Lucinda Scala Quinn. Mikkel Vang, photographer. Used by permission of Artisan Books,


Serves 6 to 8

  • 4 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, peeled and minced (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 1 small head of green cabbage, cored and thinly sliced (about 10 cups)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt, plus more for serving


  1. Heat a 14-inch skillet over medium-high heat, and then add the oil and onion. Saute to soften the onion slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato, ginger if using, and red-pepper flakes. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  2. Add the cabbage and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Stir to combine. Cover, and reduce the heat to medium low. Cook, stirring occasionally as the cabbage begins to collapse. Add a little water, 2 tablespoons at a time, as needed if the cabbage becomes too dry. (This depends on the moisture level of the cabbage. You don't want it too wet.) Cook for approximately 13 minutes, or until the cabbage is just tender. Salt to taste and serve.
From Martha Stewart Living, December 2009


Mandy said...

This recipe is one of my favorites!

Sarah Harkins said...

Thanks, Mandy! I will check them out!