Tender pork, shiitake mushrooms and finely shredded cabbage in a spicy sauce. Cabbage is a great low carb alternative to noodles or rice.
Cabbage is not one of those particularly inspirational vegetables. It’s ubiquitous, it’s always there and it appears to be present in almost every cuisine in some form or other. It’s a background noise vegetable, it’s one you just don’t consciously think about much. I actually really love the stuff and yet I still don’t think to purchase it very often. It’s either in the summer for slaw or in March for St. Paddy’s Day. Other than that, it typically escapes my notice. Poor ignored cabbage. I really ought to pay you more attention. I promise I will in the future.
Especially when it turns out that you are a great substitute for noodles or rice in Asian-inspired meals! When stir-fried, you wilt just enough to have some crispness and you soak in the flavors of the sauce and other ingredients so well. You also help bulk up the meal without a lot of carbs, making it far more satisfying that it would be without you.