This sauteed ham cabbage was inspired by a Chinese luxurious dish. It is made of Chinese ham and Napa cabbage.
The original dish is literally a must for any special occasion, such as wedding reception, Chinese New Year and so forth.
Prep Time: ZERO Cook Time: 20-25 Minutes Serving: 2-4
Yes, you can find Napa cabbage in the supermarket easily. But why did I pick the regular green cabbage instead?
It is because green cabbage is 1. More affordable; 2. Easier to cook. Napa cabbage has the leaf part which requires a much shorter cook time. It takes special cutting to
separate the leaves and stems. Otherwise, the leaves got soggy when the stems got tender.
You can serve this sauteed ham cabbage as a side dish or a dinner. I personally prefer to serve it as a dinner. It is filling and healthy. And it uses up your ham leftover. Less headache. What is better than that?
2-3 cups diced ham leftover (at the time when I took the pictures of this meal, I only got 2 cups of ham leftover remained. Feel free to add up to 4 cups. The main idea is to use the ham to give flavor to cabbage. I truly believe that this is the way to encourage you to eat more vegetables)
1 medium cabbage (about 3 pounds; cut into long strips)
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
A pinch of crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
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