Stir Fry Napa Cabbage with Dried Shrimp

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Have you ever had Napa Cabbage before? You may have if you frequent Chinese or other Asian restaurants, but for me it is one of the common household staples my family makes. It is often cooked with dried shrimp, which flavors the dish. If you’re curious about it, or have tried Napa Cabbage before and would just like to try it making it yourself, this Stir Fry Napa Cabbage with Dried Shrimp recipe is easy and delicious to try!

Napa Cabbage

Napa Cabbage is one type of cabbage, and is also known as Chinese cabbage. It is oblong shaped, and it’s leaves are more tender than your normal green cabbage. It is more closer to lettuce in texture, which one time confused the cashier that was trying to ring my Napa Cabbage up. He was convinced it was Lettuce, but I had to explain that it was actually Napa Cabbage!

Fun fact: Napa cabbage is the type of veggie most commonly made in to Kimchi (a fermented dish originating from Korean.

Dried Shrimp

Dried shrimp (aka 蝦米) are sun dried shrimps that have been preserved and used in many Asian cuisines. It adds a umami flavor to the dish. We always have a jar (or 2) of dried shrimp in the house, as there are different types too!

If you don’t have any, you can buy them from any Asian supermarkets. You can also find some on amazon, and if all else fails, you could really skip them and just cook Napa with the smashed garlic to bring additional delicousness to this napa cabbage recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head of Napa Cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Shrimp
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed (Optional)
  • Sea salt, as desired

Instructions

Cut Napa Cabbage in to about 1 inch x 2 inch slices. Usually this in tails slicing once lengthwise, and then slicing in to 1 inch long width wise.

Cook olive oil on medium high heat, and then add garlic and dried shrimp. Let it cook for about a minute, you’ll smell the delicious aroma.

Add Napa Cabbage and stir fry for about 2 minutes. If it becomes a little too dry, you can add a splash of water.

Cover the cooking pan for about 2 minutes.

Uncover, add salt as desired, stir fry to mix for another minute.

Serve!

Stir Fry Napa Cabbage with Dried Shrimp
Stir Fry Napa Cabbage with Dried Shrimp
Stir Fry Napa Cabbage with Dried Shrimp
Stir Fry Napa Cabbage with Dried Shrimp

Stir Fry Napa Cabbage with Dried Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head of Napa Cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Shrimp
  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • Sea salt, as desired

Instructions

    1. Cut Napa Cabbage in to about 1 inch x 2 inch slices. Usually this in tails slicing once lengthwise, and then slicing in to 1 inch long width wise.
    2. Cook olive oil on medium high heat, and then add garlic and dried shrimp. Let it cook for about a minute, you’ll smell the delicious aroma.
    3. Add Napa Cabbage and stir fry for about 2 minutes. If it becomes a little too dry, you can add a splash of water.
    4. Cover the cooking pan for about 2 minutes.
    5. Uncover, add salt as desired, stir fry to mix for another minute.
    6. Serve!
Stir Fry Napa Cabbage with Dried Shrimp

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