I like to write, I think it's thereupeutic. I also like to document things that will be useful later.
I decide to put my recipes here (among other ramblings) because they are getting too many in my handphone. But mainly I hope to leave them to my children. So that next time when they grow up and I am not around, there is a place they can go to and cook something that I cooked for them before and think of me.
Sunday, 25 May 2014
Stir fried cabbage
I cooked this for a Saturday night dinner. Woke up from nap around 5pm and looked in the fridge. Saw a whole lot of cabbage! In the end I cooked more than what we can finished. So there you go...
Serves 5 adults who are in love with vegetables (I.e. who eat more than a polite sampling amount)
1 cabbage, roughly chopped, size to your liking
1 carrot, sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
Half bowl dried shrimps, rinsed 1-2 times and dried on kitchen towel
3 tablespoons of soya sauce
(I recommend to add 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce or try fish sauce, else you hardly have any other taste apart from the cabbage itself)
1) Heat generous amount of oil on med fire, fry garlic then add shrimp, fry for about 30 sec. If they seem to be browning too fast, turn to low fire.
2) Add carrots and fry for a few minutes (till you feel it's semi-soft)
3) Add cabbage and keep frying. Add soya sauce. Continue frying for few minutes. Regulate fire accordingly (e.g. If cabbage is burning then turn lower, if no sizzling sound then turn higher). Befor taking out fry for a while under high fire.
Note: don't cook too long if you prefer a crunchier taste. Anyway don't cook too long else nutrients are all gone.
4) Remove from pan and serve.
The taste is 'healthy' (I.e. plain) because not much sauce was added. If you are on a healthy diet and does not want too much sodium, do it this way.