Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stir Fry Baby Cabbage

Salam all,

Let's Go Green. Since Monday, I have not cook rice for the family -- we had other than rice for dinner --- therefore, last Wednesday, I craved for a fresh fry of green vege. Dug my fridge and found a packet of baby cabbage. Here go, our side dish for today.

A simple and quick dish, here it is:

A packet of baby cabbage
3-4 cloves of Shallots and garlic
A little bit of anchovies
1 table spoon of cooking oil
Sprinkle of Olive oil
Salt and pepper to season.

1. I simply soaked the vege for a little while in a table spoon of vinegar (read somewhere that it's good to do this to remove pesticide)
2. prepare shallot and garlic and saute for a while in a heated cooking oil.
3. Once the shallot and garlic turn brownish, add the anchovies.
4. Add some water in order not to burn the ingredients.
5. As the achoveies soften, add some salt. (salt was to retain the green color of the vege, besides to season it).
6. Finally add in the vege that has been washed thoroughly. Let it cook for just a few minutes, 3 minutes, perhaps.
7. Turn off the stove, sprinkle some olive oil for the good oily but healthy looking. Also some sprinkle some pepper to your satisfaction.

Serve hot.

I had a plateful of it - nak bagi kenyang sebab nak reduce the rice intake --- agak2, sampai bila la boleh beristiqamah macam ni.

Some health facts on cabbage: (source)

It is rich in anti-oxidants and are in the first line of defense against cancer. Cabbage is one of the vegetables that are highly promoted for prevention of cancer. It has high content levels of calcium, iron, iodine, potassium, sulfur, and phosphorus. In the vitamins department, it is loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K and folic acid. This humble vegetable is a rich source of a number of phytonutrients which help boost our defense mechanisms, blocks the reaction of cancer-causing substances, detoxifies and eliminates harmful toxins and hormones, and stimulates production of antibodies to fight cancer. To read further, click on the link.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy.


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