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Chinese Cabbage Stir Fry with Dried Shrimp

Chinese Cabbage Stir Fry with Dried Shrimp

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Chinese Cabbage Stir Fry with Dried Shrimp – When I was little, I thought it was strange that many of my friends growing up didn’t like eating cabbage.  My mom has always stir fried it with dried shrimp (蝦米) giving it a tasty flavor, and I loved it! Maybe it was because not many people made it in this manner!  So let me share this healthy (the dried shrimp has some great health benefits as I’ll explain later) and paleo (also gluten free) side recipe with you!

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 cabbage with the smashed garlic to bring additional delicousness to this cabbage recipe.

How to make cabbage stir fry?

Ingredients

  • Half of a cabbage head (We use the Taiwanese Green cabbage)
  • 1/4 cup of dried shrimps
  • 2 tbsp oil of choice
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

Shred your cabbage by cutting it in to thin long pieces. Heat up olive oil in a frying pan on medium high heat.

Now, about your dried shrimp:  You can buy these at any Asian super markets or you can find it on amazon!  They are basically shrimp that have been sun dried and shrunk to a thumbnail size.  They have some great health benefits because they are a great source of calcium and protein, and low in fat!   You can add this in many different Chinese cooking, and it is edible. The ones my family likes to use happens to be bigger than your average dried shrimp.

Throw in your dried shrimp in to the heated oil for about a minute (depends a lot on how hot your heat actually is) or until the dried shrimp has browned (not burnt!).

You’ll start smelling a yummy shrimp smell in your kitchen while this is happening (unless you hate shrimp…. then you probably shouldn’t make this recipe…) Add in your shredded cabbage to the hot oil still in the pan.

Stir fry the cabbage for about a minute, and then cover for about 3 minutes.  Then, uncover, and stir fry for 5 minutes or until the cabbage turns translucent/soft.   You can add about 2 tbsp of water if you think it is too dry. 

Remove from heat and serve!

Chinese Cabbage Stir Fry with Dried Shrimp

Chinese Cabbage Stir Fry with Dried Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head of cabbage (We use the Taiwanese Green cabbage)
  • 1/4 cup of dried shrimps
  • 2 tbsp oil of choice
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

  1. Shred your cabbage by cutting it in to thin long pieces.
  2. Heat up olive oil in a frying pan on medium high heat.
  3. Throw in your dried shrimp in to the heated oil for about a minute (depends a lot on how hot your heat actually is) or until the dried shrimp has browned (not burnt!).
  4. Add in your shredded cabbage to the hot oil still in the pan.
  5. Stir fry the cabbage for about a minute, and then cover for about 3 minutes. Then, uncover, and stir fry for 5 minutes or until the cabbage turns translucent/soft. (You can add about 2 tbsp of water if you think it is too dry.)
  6. Remove from heat and serve!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 104Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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jennifer

Tuesday 2nd of June 2020

I've never tried dried shrimp before -- now I need to! This sounds like a great "pantry" meal when not much in the produce bin (other than cabbage, lol)

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Simple yet looks delicious and is easy to prepare. Will definitely try this.

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