Napa Cabbage

Cabbage is part of the same family as collards, kale, brussel sprouts and brocoli and therefore is one of the healthiest vegetables to eat.  It was the top green vegetable in two books that I read this month for fighting disease and cancer with food so I try to figure out interesting ways to eat it at least once a week.  Here are a few tips and recipes that will make cabbage easier to cook.  You will feel better too!

Amy Hetager, CSA Blogger

Quick Stir Fry by Amy

Nappa cabbage has leaves which make it easier to wilt in stir frys with just about any other ingredients, sauce and rice.  I typically cube chicken breasts, marinate them in soy sauce for 10 min, roll them in cornstartch and saute.  This is the salt and the crunch of the dish without being deep fried.  The cabbage, grated carrots and sliced onions can stir fry together to wilt slightly, but retain their crunch.  A little garlic sauce and rice and the dish is complete in 15 minutes.

Fennel and Cabbage Slaw from Blog post this summer
This was a blog entry this summer when we received fennel.  We have fennel and cabbage in this share so you could modify the recipe.  Here is the link from the Epicurious website.  If you want to read the modifications, search for fennel on this blog.
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Napa Cabbage Salad from AllRecipes Website
AllRecipes is a great website because they have several recipes for each food and have an ingredients menu that you can tell the site what you have and…it will give you recipes with those ingredients.  Great way to clean out the vegetable bin.  This is a pretty versatile salad that I have changed ingredients and dressing in several times.  You could also make with savoy cabbage.
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Braised Napa Cabbage from the Boston Globe
I lived in Cambridge, MA right outside of Boston for 7 years.   This was the place that interested me in reading recipes and buying cookbooks.  Since it might be chilly at night this week, a braised recipe seemed fitting.  It is sunny and summer-like now so maybe this one will go into your recipe archives for the actual fall or winter.
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Shrimp & Egg Fried Rice from Tyler Florence
Tyler Florence has some amazing recipes for standard dishes.  I watch his show whenever I can to learn his over the top tips.  I have not made this recipe, but it sounds yummy.
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