Chinese Cabbage

Chinese Cabbage Recipes

Traditionally kimchi is made with Chinese cabbage but you can also substitute regular cabbage if you don't have the Chinese version.

1 head Chinese Cabbage (about 2 pounds), thinly sliced
1 cup carrots, grated
1/2 cup radish, grated
½ cup onion, minced
1 tbsp ginger, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp red chili flakes
1 tbsp salt

Combine ingredients in large bowl. Massage with clean hands, or stir, until juicy. Pack into a quart jar or other glass container leaving at least 1 inch of head room to the top of the jar. Press down with spoon until you see juices around the top of the veggies. Cap lid tightly and leave at room temperature for 2-3 days. Store in fridge and enjoy for months. Makes approx. 1 quart.

2-3 tbsp cooking oil
½ cup onion, thinly sliced
2-inch piece of ginger, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
½ head Chinese cabbage, thinly sliced
1 cup carrots, grated
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp vinegar (cider or rice wine)

Heat oil over medium heat in skillet. Add onion, ginger, garlic stirring often for 2 minutes. Add cabbage, carrots, salt, cayenne and stir-fry about 5 minutes or until Chinese cabbage has softened. Add vinegar and mix. Remove from heat and serve. Serves 2-4.

Availability: September-October

Storage tips: Refrigerate in the crisper drawer in a plastic bag. Chinese cabbage should last at least a month in your fridge.

How to eat: Chinese cabbage is great for Chinese stir-fries, soups, and for making sauerkraut or Korean kimchee.