Green Cabbage Julienne
This recipe is from a family relative & sustainable restaurant chef from France—Chef David Royer. This warming dish serves as a nice starter for winter!
6-8 green cabbage leaves
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup white wine
1/8 tsp salt
Vegetable oil for the pan
Remainder of Cabbage, julienned
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup cashews
Salt & pepper, to taste
Fresh herbs, for garnish
Rinse and core cabbage. Then, separate 6-8 of the green outer leaves. Take the rest of the cabbage and cut into a fine julienne or grate it. Refrigerate until ready to make the stir-fry portion.
For the Sauce
In a large saucepan over low heat, add water, white wine, cabbage leaves, and salt. Cook cabbage slowly for 2-3 hours. At this point, the cabbage will be very soft. Push cabbage mixture through a chinois (or use a fine mesh sieve + wooden spoon if you don’t have a chinois) to “juice” it. Set aside.
For the Stir-fry
When the cabbage leaf mixture is nearing the end of its cook time, place a large skillet or wok over medium heat and stir-fry cabbage, cashews, and raisins in vegetable oil of choice until cabbage is tender. Season to taste.
Place the stir-fried julienne portion into individual deep plates or bowls, pour the juiced cabbage portion over the top and garnish with fresh herbs. Serve.