Monday, January 9, 2012

Recipes: Fun with Cabbage!

I know what you're thinking: cabbage and fun don't belong in the same sentence. Au contraire! Though true cabbage season isn't until May, Atherton Market vendors have had loads of this leafy vegetable. The Lomax Farm and Houston Farms have had both the traditional green cabbage as well as some beautiful purple and red cabbage. Other ingredients that complement cabbage are also readily available right now: Houston Farms has had really flavorful green onions; Lomax and Cold Water Creek Farms have had carrots; and Simply Local's Lusty Monk Mustard and local butter are also great additions. Here are some easy recipes using this local staple.

Cole Slaw (V)
Great for barbeque sandwiches or as a side dish, this is a super simple way to make lunch a little more exciting.

1 head of cabbage, sliced into 1/4 x 1 inch strips
1 carrot, shredded
1/4 cup green unions, diced
2 teaspoons spicy mustard
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine all vegetables and mix well
  2. Combine wet ingredients in a small cup or bowl and mix well
  3. Cover the vegetables in the wet ingredients and toss thoroughly

Cabbage and Tofu Stir Fry (V)
Trying to stick to the vegan lifestyle? Here's a really easy recipe that you can throw together to get your protein intake for the day.

1 head of cabbage, sliced into 1/2 x 1 inch strips
1/2 pound tofu, sliced into 1/2 x 1 inch strips
2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 onion, sliced into 1/2 x 1 inch strips
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Heat oil in large wok
  2. Add onion cabbage and saute until slightly tender
  3. Add soy sauce and tofu and heat through
Just Cabbage (v, <5%, LPO)
My personal favorite, just cabbage, butter, salt and pepper. Can't beat the original!
1 head of cabbage, cut into large squares
1-2 tablespoons butter to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Just steam cabbage in double steamer or toss in a large wok!

1 comment:

  1. How about pickling cabbage or marinading it in your favorite dressing for a couple of days?
    If you shred it you can have something special in about three days.