Wednesday, March 2, 2011
EAT YOUR GREENS
I think it's time to redress the balance - what about some nice healthy vegetables after all the recent breads and cakes?? And what nicer vegetable to turn to than vibrant, mineral rich cabbage. One of my very favourite (I never seem to make enough!!) and this is an easy, tasty way to prepare it. Although perhaps not an obvious pairing I think that orange goes really well with irony (is that a word?) deep green cabbage - the slightly tart, slightly sweet orange seems to bring out the intense greenness of the vegetable.
This is a handy dish for dinner parties as you can prepare the (orange and garlic) oil and cabbage before time and then just stir fry them together at the last minute.
Garlic and Orange Cabbage
1 head Dark Green Cabbage
1 Orange (Zest and Juice)
1 Large Clove Garlic
2 tsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Butter
Heat the oil and butter in a wok or large pan to medium high.
While it is coming up to temperature grate in the garlic and orange zest.
Allow to sizzle but do not allow the garlic to burn.
Add the cabbage and toss in the flavoured oil.
After a minute or so, add half the orange juice.
Cook until it is to your taste - about 4 minutes is enough for me. You might need to add more of the juice.
Season with salt and pepper and serve.