Tag Archive | Cabbage

Recipe: Chicken Lo Mein Stir Fry

Chicken Lo Mein Stir Fry

Chicken Lo Mein Stir Fry

I always loved it when my mom made stir fry at home. She had a big red wok and it was the easiest way to get all of us kids to eat our veggies. I don’t have a big red wok and I did not have a large stock of vegetables on hand when I made this, but that didn’t make it taste any less awesome. Feel free to change up the veggies to suit your own tastes. My mom would use snap peas, and baby carrots, which I love!

Ingredients:

Vegetable Oil, as needed
2 breasts Chicken
6 oz. Lo Mein noodles
4 c Cabbage, sliced
1 can Water Chestnuts, drained
2 c Green Beans
3 Tbs Soy Sauce
4 cloves Garlic, minced
1/8 tsp Ginger, ground

Instructions:

Saute cabbage in oil until tender, remove from pan and set aside. Add green beans and water chestnuts to pan. Season with soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Saute until green beans are cooked yet still have some firmness to them. Remove from pan and set aside. Add chicken to the pan and cook until done. While the chicken is cooking, cook lo mein according to instructions on package. Once the chicken and lo mein are done cooking. Return everything to the pan. Stir well to combine and season with additional soy sauce or spices if desired. Keep everything moving quickly , and use plenty of oil, if you are not using a non-stick pan or wok.

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Recipe: Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Ingredients:

2 Stalks Celery, 3″ pieces
3 Carrots, 3″ pieces
1/2 lb. Red Potatoes, quartered
3 lb. Corned Beef Brisket & Spice Packet
1/2 Head Cabbage, 1 1/2″ sliced wedges
Mustard (optional for serving)

Instructions:

Layer in the veggies (no cabbage yet) in the bottom of your crock pot. Top with the corned beef and spread the contents of the spice packet on the corned beef. Nearly cover the beef with about 4 cups of water. Cook on High for 4 1/2 hours (Low 8 1/2 hours). Place the cabbage on top of the beef and cook on High for another 45 minutes (Low 1 1/2 hours) or until the cabbage is done. Remove the cabbage and set aside. Take the corned beef and slice thinly against the grain. Dish up your plate with a variety of vegetables (carrots, celery, and cabbage) and the delicious corned beef. Serve beef with mustard if you desire.

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Recipe: Pad Prik (Spicy Thai Beef)

Pad Prick

Pad Prik (Spicy Thai Beef)

Years ago, my husband and I went to a great restaurant that served Thai and Chinese food. This is my take on one of their dishes.

Pad Prick Spices

Ingredients:

2 Tbs Olive Oil
2 oz. Curry Paste
1 lb Beef, thinly sliced
2 tsp Palm Sugar
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1/8 tsp Pepper
1 tsp Lime Juice
1/4 tsp Fish Sauce, to taste
1 Head of Cabbage, steamed
2 c Jasmine Rice

Instructions:

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Cook rice according to directions on package. Steam cabbage and set aside. Heat oil in a high sided skillet (or wok). Add curry paste and stir fry it a bit. Add your beef and stir fry it as well. Add in sugar, garlic, pepper, lime juice, and fish sauce. Stir to combine and remove the meat when everything is heated through. Turn off the heat to the pan. Put your steamed cabbage in the pan and swirl it around, tossing to coat it in the curry spices. To serve, place meat over a bed of steamed cabbage and jasmine rice. Enjoy!

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If you liked my Pad Prik, you’ll love my other recipes!

Recipe: Steamed Cabbage

Steamed Cabbage

Steamed Cabbage

Making steamed cabbage isn’t something most people do all the time. So, if you’ve never steamed cabbage or would like a refresher course…

Ingredients:

1 Head of Cabbage
1 Tbs Vegetable Oil
1/4 Water

Instructions:

Cut cabbage into quarters and then slice thinly to “shred” it. Heat oil in a large pot. Add cabbage and pour the water over it. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer. Cover the pot and cook until the cabbage is soft but still has some bite to it. It will reduce in size by about half.

Now that you’ve steamed some cabbage, why not use it in a great dish like Pad Prik?