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how do you cook savoy cabbage?

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pointydoug Sun 27-Sep-09 17:44:05

Help. I think I'm doing it wrong. How do you cook it as a veg on the side?

bigTillyMint Sun 27-Sep-09 17:45:42

I do it thinly sliced and lightly steamed, or sometimes stir-fried with bits of bacon.

MrsCurly Sun 27-Sep-09 17:47:14

I slice it and then put it in a pan with butter and cover for ten mins. Or same but with chopped bacon.

popsycal Sun 27-Sep-09 17:49:34

big frying pan
tbspoons water
add pre coooked bacon bit then splash of double cream

CNyle Sun 27-Sep-09 17:50:38

stir fry
veg oil

wonderingwondering Sun 27-Sep-09 17:51:50

Slice the leaves thinly, removing the middle stalky bits. Then pour boiling water over, cover and simmer for 8 mins.

What do you do to yours, OP smile?

sarah293 Sun 27-Sep-09 17:51:51

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BecauseImWorthIt Sun 27-Sep-09 17:51:54

I make a stuffed cabbage dish:

Carefully peel the leaves off the cabbage, and then cut the thick stem out of the leaf.

Blanch in boiling water for a couple of minutes, then drain.

I make a mixture of diced pork (a couple of pork chops works well), diced onion, carrot, celery, mushrooms - basically whatever veg you like/have to hand) all fried till soft. Season well.

Then place a good spoonful of the filling on a leaf and roll the leaf around it. Put the cabbage roll seam side down into a casserole dish. Then cover in cheese sauce and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

mazzystartled Sun 27-Sep-09 17:51:56

stir fry with cumin seeds
or chop up with finely sliced leeks and julienned carrot, dollop of butter and cream, salt and pepper, bake in oven

janeite Sun 27-Sep-09 17:52:16

Just a bit of water and a bit of butter and cook for a few minutes, then add lots of black pepper. It is the king of vege. V good stir fried in a Thai-style curry too.

wonderingwondering Sun 27-Sep-09 17:53:43

But, if you boil it, you have to give it a bit of a squeeze after draining it otherwise it is very soggy. Then leave the lid off for a minute or two while the extra water evaporates.

pointydoug Sun 27-Sep-09 18:24:33

ok. Thanks. I see where I went a bit wrong.

I didn';t take out that corey bit and it was a little tough. I think some water in there with the butter would have helped it soften. I was adding more and more butter, as if I were a hairy biker.

It was alright.

Stayingsunnygirl Sun 27-Sep-09 18:26:05

Finely shred the cabbage and put in a saucepan with about 2cm of water in the bottom. Add a dollop of butter and freshly grated nutmeg, put a lid on the pan, and steam until the butter is melted.

MorocconOil Sun 27-Sep-09 18:28:11

I stir a bit of crunchy peanut butter into it after steaming.

bibbitybobbityhat Sun 27-Sep-09 18:33:19

You can shred it reeeaaalllyyy finely and stir fry it with garlic. Do it in a wok, put the lid on to steam it for a minute a two after stirfrying. Its gorgeous. My Brazilian bil did it for us with roast pork. Can't tell you how nice it is.

pointydoug Sun 27-Sep-09 18:35:41

I should've shredded it finer too

CheeeseOnToast Fri 02-Oct-09 10:14:46

I had a big bowl of steamed cabbage - on its own - for dinner last night <wierdy eater emoticon>

I shredded five big leaves really finely, taking out the hard core bit, and steamed for about 8 mins. popped a big reasonably sized knob of butter in, good sprinkle of salt and black pepper... and it was delicious.

I'm very tempted to try that garlic version a la bibbity's BIL, sounds gorgeous. might do that wih chilli and bacon for my lunch today blush grin

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