I spend a lot of my life trying to come up with new ways to cook and prepare vegetables. We eat an awful lot of veg and very little meat. Today I thought I’d try stir-fry cabbage with garlic and lemon. No idea where that idea came from.
I used the following: ~
One de-stalked, very finely shredded sweetheart cabbage, ‘cos that’s what I had growing in our garden, but your favourite cabbage will work fine I’m sure. I don’t have a food processor so I just used a knife and cut it across the leaves to make thin shreds.
One clove of garlic, crushed.
Good slug of extra virgin olive oil.
1 oz butter.
Juice of half a lemon or a good slug if you have the concentrated bottle variety.
Black pepper to taste.
Shake of garlic salt.
Place the oil and butter in a large wok or heavy based frying pan and heat until it starts to foam. Add the crushed garlic but lift it straight off the heat to avoid the garlic burning [never nice] and just swirl it around for a few seconds to incorporate the flavour of the garlic into the hot oil and butter. Place the pan back on the heat and straight in with the cabbage. Stir immediately and keep stirring until it starts to soften. At this point add your lemon juice, pepper and garlic salt to taste. Serve immediately.
I have to say this is now probably my favourite way to eat cabbage, truly delish. I think you could also add a pinch of chilli flakes or finely sliced fresh chilli if you like a bit of heat.
It would go very nicely with fish due to the lemon. We had it with chicken breast that I’d marinated in Thai sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, chilli flakes and black pepper. Potato dish was crushed, roasted garlic new potatoes. It was an absolutely lovely supper and very light and easy to eat given the heat of the day.
Apologies for no photo but it really wasn’t much to look at, just a shredded cabbage 😀 .