Ok, this might be another one of those recipes that I made completely from an idea that I thought sounded good in my own head but quite possibly doesn’t appeal to any. one. else. I actually googled around for a bit after I made this recipe to see if there was anything similar to it on the internet and there wasn’t… which I actually really like!
Cabbage is one of those foods that we ignore too much. My creation dresses it up in an Asian themed stir fry sauce and will make you love this often-neglected member of the cruciferous family!
Again, I know that cabbage isn’t typically on the top of our “to-die-for” food lists, but there are so many health benefits to incorporating it into your diet. Cabbage is rich in antioxidants which are thought to help fight cancer and heart disease. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, is great for your immune system, reduces signs of aging and is packed full of fiber so we know what that means! Plus, you can make this recipe with it so that’s reason enough! I initially didn’t intend on using the pine nuts, but I had some leftover from making my Spinach + Basil Pasta so I went with it and was pleasantly surprised! I also at it which a poached egg on top later and all I have to say is that it further supported my theory that eggs are the most versatile food EVER.
What will you need?
1 small cabbage, sliced
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts
1/2 small red onion, diced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
How do you make it?
In a large skillet, heat your sesame oil and start to sautee the garlic and red onions. Cook until they start to caramelize slightly – about 5 minutes.
Add in your cabbage and cook on high for another 5 minutes, until it starts to wilt.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the soy sauce and rice wine vinegar. Stir fry for another few minutes to combine all of the great flavors and until the cabbage is a beautiful golden color. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper!
Turn off the heat and stir in the raisins, allowing the heat of the cabbage to soften them up a bit.
Plate on a serving piece as a side dish and add the pine nuts on top!
Orrrrrr you could be really smart and add a poached egg on top.