Monday, May 14, 2012

Easy Meals - Ginger Szechuan Spiced Cabbage Stir-fry

Fresh Veggies are everywhere now, yet I bought a bag of pre-shredded slaw.  The convenience bag is so easy to use and just the right size needed.

Today there wasn’t anything in the fridge for left-overs, so I had to think of something to cook besides an omelet or make a smoothie.

There are usually frozen vegetables in the freezer and canned beans and tomatoes in the pantry.  But sometimes, food gets boring.

So…… I served this up with some baked salmon.

Since there is no meat in this dish, it is great for potluck or picnics.   It tastes just fine at room temperature.
Spicy suits my palate just fine as you may notice the ginger and the Szechuan sauce add quite a bit of ginger! 

I was a bit concerned about the garlic and cabbage stinking up the house, but the ginger tempered it quite a bit! Even with a vented stove, some scents manage to escape.

Normally, I would have used red peppers, but Ii only had green ones, so used what I had..

Ginger Szechuan Spiced Cabbage Stir-fry

Ginger Szechuan Sauced Stir Fried Cabbage


2 Tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp Garlic, finely minced
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 16-oz bag Multicolored Cabbage Slaw
1 inch piece Ginger-root; fresh; minced
1 large green pepper, julienne cut
2  tsp of your favorite sweetener (non-calorie or sugar)
1/2 tsp cumin
1  tsp Perfect Pinch Salt-free Savory Southwest Seasoning
1 tsp Trappey's cayenne pepper sauce
2 tsp Szechuan Sauce (Gluten-Free)
1/4 tsp kosher salt

Spray a 10 inch iron skillet with oil spray

Heat olive oil in skillet, add garlic and sesame seeds, stirring to cook until garlic is translucent.

Add cabbage, ginger, pepper, sweetener and spices.

Stir and cook for about 5 minutes on high, stirring to prevent burning.

Stir cabbage, bringing bottom up to top. Add cauliflower and stir. Sprinkle sauces over the skillet and stir.

Place cover on skillet and allow cooking about 5 minutes, Stir to mix so that all portions cook on the bottom of the skillet at least some of the time. Add about 2 tablespoons water to skillet. Cover and cook on low until cabbage is tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle salt over the top.

Remove from heat and stir.

Ginger Szechuan Sauced Stir Fried Cabbage - cooking

Serve hot or at room temperature.

Servings: 4(to 6)

Nutrition Facts
Nutrition (per serving): 164 calories, 10.3g total fat, 6.1g monounsaturated fat, 2.2g polyunsaturated fat, 1.4g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 391.7mg sodium, 113.2mg calcium, 367.4mg potassium, 71.7mcg folate, 89mg phosphorus, 60.8mg phytosterols, <1mcg lycopene, 1.8mcg selenium, <1mg thiamin, <1mcg vitamin b12, <1mg vitamin b6, 91.8mg vitamin c, <1mg zinc, 16.7g carbohydrates, 4.5g fiber, 12.2g net carbohydrates, 6.9g sugar, 3.5g protein.


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