Friday, October 5, 2012

Sesame Cabbage - Post 5

Is it just me or do you find that whenever you buy cabbage, there is so much of it that you often have a half of cabbage lying around in your refrigerator? I cannot tell you how many times I have purchased a cabbage for a specific purpose and the recipe only called for half. Therefore, I had a cabbage starring me in the face each time I opened the fridge. It is true that the vegetable will last for weeks because it is a hardy vegetable. However, I hate to have it sit around too long. No one wants cabbage to go bad. Not only is it wasteful, it is putrid. 
I decided to put my fear of spoiled cabbage to rest and I came up with a recipe that would help me combat this fear. I was going for an Asian flavor to go with a rice or noodle dish. On this particular night, I served the cabbage side Pad Thai like dish with cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, cilantro, and peanuts. 
This dish got a thumbs up from both of us. I can see us using this recipe anytime we have an unused cabbage. In fact, I like this recipe enough that I could see using a whole cabbage and doubling the recipe! 

Sesame Cabbage
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp water
  • half of a yellow onion, cut into half moons
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped
  • half of a purple cabbage, cut into long strips
  • 1 inch of ginger grated
  • 2 carrots, stripped using a vegetable peeler
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
Heat a medium sized skillet with 1 tsp of rice vinegar and 1 tsp of water. When heated, saute onions for 5-7 minutes until tender, adding more water if needed. Once the onion is tender, add in the cabbage and garlic and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Then add in the carrots and sesame oil. Cook for about two minutes until the carrots are tender. When finished, sprinkle on the sesame seeds and serve warm. 


7 comments:

Nikki said...

Yum! I get what you're saying about the cabbage thing. I hate seeing it go to waste, but sometimes it's hard to get through a whole head with only 1 or 2 eaters. This looks like another great way to use it up.

Also, thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm looking forward to perusing through your posts :)

VeggieAmanda said...

Nikki- Thanks for stopping by my blog as well! :-)

cquek said...

that would be my lunch tomorrow.

Mandee said...

Oh yes! I am always left with cabbage and it usually ends up in the bin or compost so thank you for coming up with a way of using it up!

foodfeud said...

I love cabbage but I don't really buy it all that often. This sounds great.
It does take a long time to finish up a head of cabbage, luckily it's pretty hearty and lasts a long time.

Ingrid said...

I love cabbage, and have become a little obsessed with its crunch! This looks like a great recipe.

Dawn said...

Yes! That happens every time I get cabbage. That sesame cabbage looks and sounds delicious!!