Monday, September 2, 2013

Stir Fried Chinese Cabbage With Prawns


I have said it before, let me say it again on a veg side dish. A must, always, any veg dish (Potato Bak Choy Soup) will do and every now and then a veg side dish (Masala Tofu French Beans) is also about cleaning up the fridge (Sodhi Chinese Cabbage). Oh-well, don't you think sometimes we fail to peep into the fridge, but we are good at stuffing it with all sorts of things. Of course, we stock up our fridge weekly (Carrot Cucumber Achar/Pickle) or every few days once (Crispy Japanese Tofu & Curried Potatoes). Blame it on time factor, unlike our mothers who frequented the market daily (Kangkung Belacan), we are now really struggling. Struggling with, as I have already said, time and struggling too with rushing back and forth to and from, from work (Stir Fried Spinach Tofu). Time basically I think is pretty much the reason why we don't even know what we have stocked up in the fridge. 


So, I have come to point that I make sure I sit in front of the fridge, stare at what I have been overlooked inside it and then pull out the ingredients. Basically, to save them instead of allowing them to rot. Interesting story isn't it? I hope so, lets not waste anymore time now, let make this dish. Chinese Cabbage (Hokkien Mee & Minced Chicken Cabbage Soup), prawns (Pepper Assam Prawn, Butter Prawns, Prawn Curry Laksa, Prawn Brinjal Curry & Nasi Lemak Prawn), garlic, spring onion, Chinese wine (optional) and light soy sauce. 

Ingredients  
1/2 (about 400g) Chinese cabbage - separate the stalks from the leaves. Slice the stalks lengthwise and tear the leaves to smaller pieces.
6 medium six prawns - cut into 2-3 pieces
10 garlic- remove skin and gently crushed
3 stalks spring onion - slice into 1/2 inch length
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp Chinese wine (optional)
3 tbsp oil
Pepper and salt for taste

 Method
In the heated oil, sauté garlic.
Add prawns and stir till pinkish. 
Add the stalks, light sauce and Chinese wine.
Season with salt and pepper. 
Stir fry over high heat.
Add spring onion and cabbage leaves.
Stir again and off the heat. 
Lastly put in spring onions and leaves.
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27 comments:

  1. It looks tempting. Love the simplicity in your recipes

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  2. Perfect made lovely looking stir fry Nava...

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  3. I love all dish using prawns... This is tempting me too much...

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  4. I love Napa Cabbage, I guess its the same as Chinese cabbage, love the flavor in the stir fry.

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  5. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comSeptember 2, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    Nava, stir fried cabbage is my favourite. I can have it on its own!

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  6. Nava, dish simple and yummy dish is good. somebody tell that this cabbage is good for our stomach, and i love this.

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  7. Love the cabbage and prawns combination stir fry looks so tempting.

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  8. Looks tempting..
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  9. Wonderful stir fry. I would love to make it with potatoes..

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  10. Nice stir fry. Your dishes always look so yummy.

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  11. you always present some unusual combo's love to see that cooking is all about ingredients

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  12. I love the combo of Cabbage and Prawns, Nava. The dish looks beautiful and sounds simple too.

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  13. we love stir fry..looks yummy dear :)
    my recent one :http://www.indianbeautyforever.com/2013/09/rimmel-london-precious-stones-glitter.html

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  14. So refreshing to see such a simply cooked dish. And yet so stunning to look at!

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  15. This reminds me of a stir fry we had of cabbage (the usual one), potatoes and prawns while growing up. The simplicity of the dish was the flavours of the cabbage and prawns with a few spices. This recipe is exactly that...a few ingredients but such a flavourful, delicious dish. And looks amazing too!

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  16. I didn't know Chinese cabbage can be used for stir-fry, I have only used in salads. Your side dish looks good with prawns.

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  17. This sounds and looks like my future go to dinner meal! =D
    Thanks for sharing, I ll give it a go.

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  18. That is a pretty inviting bowl, loved it

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  19. Simple and I am good to have a whole meal with piping bowl of rice just with this one dish!

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  20. Wow! That dish looks very inviting! I love collecting recipes of stir fry because it's very delicious and tasty. I would like to try this so that I can eat a lot and add it to my cook book. Anyway, thanks for sharing this.

    Easy Stir Fry

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  21. Loovely we too prepare this combi but in a different way

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