We got our first CSA delivery this week for veggies and in it were two glorious heads of this cabbage:
which I think is called Chinese cabbage. After thoroughly washing the head, I decided to try this recipe of Rachael's for Savoy Cabbage and Toasted Caraway Seeds. Even though this is not Savoy cabbage and not nearly as sturdy, the result was amazing. I kept wanting to add either sesame oil for an Asian flavor or some bacon or sausage as a compliment. However, I didn't want to mix Asian flavors with the caraway seeds and I was going for a meatless night, so I kept it simple. The result was fantastic. This recipe is easy and full of flavor, even without the bay leaf, which I did not have on hand.
If you are wondering why cabbage is a good veggie to add to your list of nutritious foods, consider that the vitamin C levels in this plant are very high. So in addition to being a great tasting and versatile veg, it is good for you.
You can go any number of ways with cabbage. Here are some of Rachael's recipes using cabbage:
Cabbage and Straw The "straw" is the fettucine!