Do you want a new side dish that is easy and quick?
My husband is a big fan of cabbage. and I try to make it as often as I can. He loves Cole Slaw, Cabbage Rolls, Sauteed Cabbage; you name it, and if it has cabbage in it, he is happy. It is fairly inexpensive and easy to cook as a side dish or added to a main dish.
Occasionally, I buy napa cabbage to change up it up some. Napa cabbage is a great substitute for any recipe that calls for cabbage.
Napa cabbage, also known as celery cabbage, is a type of Chinese cabbage used in Asian cuisine and has a milder sweeter taste than regular cabbage.
I happened to have some leeks on hand that pare well with the napa cabbage, so I decided to add them along with some English peas.
Sometimes the best dishes come about when you use what you have on hand in the pantry or refrigerator. I call these dishes Hallelujah Dishes!
My husband enjoyed the dish. It was easy to make and will be added to the list of other cabbage dishes I will making for him!
Napa Cabbage and Leeks
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 oz. lean ham (bacon, salt pork, or Ekerd's sausage) finely diced
3 medium leeks, white and light green only
8 cups napa cabbage, cored and sliced
4-6 oz. chicken (or vegetable) broth
16 oz frozen English peas, thawed
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
Slice the leek just below the really dark green part; discard dark green part.
Add leeks to a bowl of water and wash thoroughly; drain.
In large skillet, heat olive oil and ham until ham is heated through.
Add leeks, cabbage, English peas, and broth.
Cook until cabbage is tender; not very long.
Salt and pepper to taste.
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