This has been a week of contrasts, that’s for sure! First our house was almost completely without running water and then the hosting provider for this site decided to have a few issues. By a few, I mean that they stopped displaying the site at all, which some of you may have seen. But I couldn’t be completely pessimistic because I had something lovely to contrast with those small inconveniences: working on a soon to be revealed guest post for an awesome blog. I’m so excited to be able to talk about it – soon! So there understandably has not been a lot of cooking going on chez Meatified in the last week – thank goodness I keep a well stocked freezer of home cooked meals in case of emergencies!
After a break from routine like I’ve had lately, I like to ease back into cooking again by reaching for some simple favorite dishes. Preferably only using one pan and with minimal messing around involved. This is one of those dishes! Using pre shredded cabbage here as “noodles” has plenty of advantages: no prep work is involved and it’s easy to stash a large bag in the fridge for the week. Shop carefully and it works out really cheap – I get a 2lb bag of Organic Cabbage mix from Taylor Farms at Sam’s Club. The best part, though, is that stir frying these quickly makes for a much more satisfying noodly-crispy-crunch in a stir fry dish than you would get from using zucchini noodles.
I split the cabbage cooking into two batches, even using a wok. This is just because it’s much easier to get it to stay crisp if the pan is not overcrowded, as that will mean the cabbage steams instead of stir fries. Just keep a large salad bowl to the side so you can empty your wok or pan easily. And lastly, one note about the color of cabbage you use: any will taste fantastic, but sometimes the purple varieties can “run” a little which will muddy the colors, so if you’re making this and want it to look at its best, I would recommend that you stick to a green variety.
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