I can’t believe my mouth is watering in front of this Cabbage Stir-fry. If you had asked me a few years ago what vegetables I didn´t like, the cabbage would have topped the list. In fact, I think I had never tried it before, I presumed it was very similar to cauliflower, which I didn’t like much. Also the memory of the unpleasant smell throughout our home when my mum was cooking cabbage didn’t really stimulate me to try it either. Food preferences definitely change throughout life and now I love this cabbage stir-fry. Try out this yummy and super healthy recipe!
What’s more, this recipe has became very special, and why?, because it’s one of the first recipes that I cooked two years ago when I took my first steps into food photography. Those first pictures that I took compared with the photos from today show that if you make the effort and have the appetite for learning you can improve a lot in reasonable time. Every time I feel a bit down and I question if the photos are good enough, I take a look back at those photos. It really helps to realize that your efforts have been worthwhile and rewarding. I know that my photos are not the best (which is ok), but to realize that I’m progressing in this field is what’s keeping me going.
Cabbage is the generalized term for the vegetable, but there are many different kinds of cabbage. These are the most common ones: bok choy (used in Chinese and Thai dishes), red cabbage (really good in salads), green cabbage (main ingredient of the well-known American coleslaw salad). There are many others but those are the ones that you’ll come across more often. In fact, I have found green cabbage very easily in every single country I have lived in. It is such as strong plant than nothing can stop it and it’s also quite cheap! I remember, while living in Sweden, it cost SEK 10, 1 euro more or less. Maybe that led me to finally give it a try.
I’m dragging on a bit at this stage, so I think it’s time to get down to cooking. Let’s do magic and prepare a flavourful and nourishing Cabbage stir-fry with apples & walnuts.
If you make it let me know how it turns out for you! I hope to see photos of your creation on Instagram with the hastag #shoothecook. Cheers, friends!
Even if you have cabbage you will love this Cabbage Stir-fry with Apple slices and Walnuts. Take this healthy & yummy recipe with you for lunch!
- 3/4 cabbage, sliced
- 1 red onion, finely sliced
- 1/2 yellow onion, finely sliced
- 1/2 red apple, finely sliced
- 1/2 green apple, finely sliced
- 3 Tbsp walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 cup (125ml) of water
- 1/2 tsp curry powder (optional)
- 4 Spanish ham slices (optional)
Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a large wok or frying pan. Add the onions and lightly fry until golden brown.
Stir in the cabbage and cook over a medium heat for further 10'. Pour in the water to soft the cabbage. Add salt and the curry powder, leave to cook for about 5' or until all the water has evaporated.
Add the apples and cook for 5' more or until soft.
Remove from the heat and sprinkle over the chopped walnuts. Serve hot, and garnish with the apple and the Spanish ham, make a roll with the ham slices and place on top. I guarantee It will be delicious.
*Be careful not to add too much curry powder, it is quite strong and we don't want it as a dominant flavour. You can adjust it at the end.