|02-05-2012, 04:40 PM||#1|
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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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|02-05-2012, 05:10 PM||#3|
Way too much time on my hands!
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|02-05-2012, 05:41 PM||#4|
Very Gabby LCF Member!!!
Join Date: Nov 2007
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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
|02-07-2012, 09:26 AM||#6|
Why wait, just do it NOW!
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|02-07-2012, 12:28 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!
|02-07-2012, 01:06 PM||#8|
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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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