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Old 02-05-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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Savoy cabbage

I have never been a fan of cabbage...don't like the texture, don't like the smell when it's cooking, don't like digesting it (burp! burp! burp!!!)...but I broke down and bought a couple heads because I wanted something filling/low carb/low calorie. I just can't afford shirataki noodles right now, and cabbage is so cheap! Also, more nutritious than shirataki.

Well I am in love with Savoy cabbage! It doesn't "smell" when you cook it, has a nice sweet flavor, and the leaves are very thin and tender.

I sauteed a bunch of it with some strips of zucchini and used it as a noodle substitute with Alfredo sauce for dinner.

I searched the JUDDD forum for "savoy" and didn't come up with any mentions of cabbage, so I wanted to share!
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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savoy = napa, yes? which I use exclusively! best cabbage--
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:10 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by ouizoid View Post
savoy = napa, yes? which I use exclusively! best cabbage--
Savoy is round like the common green or purple head cabbage,
Napa is oval, or elongated, somewhat like celery (but not that long).
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Right-- savoy is green cabbage that has crinkly leaves (like party streamers, crepe paper...).

Napa cabbage is more like a giant bok choi-- more white part than green leaves, though the leaves are a bit crinkly. However, Napa releases a LOT of water when cooked, so it's usually added at the end and not cooked much (or at all)... makes everything so watered down.

Yes-- savoy is a great entry-level cabbage! Love it sauteed (and even browned) with just some garlic. Yum
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:36 AM   #5
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I always throw some vinegar in when I cook cabbage - and then (on an UD!!) throw some butter in it!!
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Originally Posted by Pami View Post
Savoy is round like the common green or purple head cabbage,
Napa is oval, or elongated, somewhat like celery (but not that long).
This cabbage is what is used to make Kimchee (Kimchi). I use it all the time and even throw some cubed Daikon in there with it. Here is my favorite recipe. I do Napa alone, Napa and Daikon together or just Daikon (my fav right now) using this recipe! YUMMY and very good for you!

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Old 02-07-2012, 01:28 PM   #7
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It looks like savoy cabbage comes in slightly higher for calories... 122/lb vs cabbage at 109/lb

Have you tried Bok Choy?? I LOVE it and comes in at a mere 59 calories/lb

Great with soy sauce and chicken!
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I love cabbage, period, and here's a way my Mom fixed it when I was growing up, and I loved it, and I still love to eat this. I should make this more often because the boys love it too.

There's no set recipe, just peel potatoes and cut them up in med - large chunks and put in large pot. Add enough water just to cover the potatoes. (You just want enough water to steam/boil the food, but don't want it covering everything up.) Take a head of cabbage and cut it up in in large chunks. Put on top of the potatoes. Take kielbasa (the polish or italian sausage) and cut into pieces, put this on top. Put on a lid and steam/boil until the potatoes and cabbage are tender. Drain, and melt lots of butter all over everything in the pot. Add salt and plenty of black pepper. Eat. Yummm!!
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