Cabbage was on sale...but what to do with it? Edward, from Sur La Table, suggested Indian Styled Cabbage.
1 small cabbage, thinly sliced
1-2 tomatoes, cut into big chunks
1/2 inch of ginger, minced
1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed, minced
2 t cumin seeds
a pinch of cayenne
salt & pepper to taste
1 T ghee, or butter, or canola oil
Optional: yogurt, cilantro
1) heat the oil/ghee/butter in a pan and fry the cumin seeds just until fragrant
2) add ginger and jalapeno and cook for several minutes
3) add cabbage and saute until the desired tenderness (anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes) [if necessary, add a bit of water, cover, and let cook further to soften]
4) season with salt and pepper as necessary, add a pinch of cayenne, tomatoes, and cook for a few more minutes
I served the cabbage with cilantro and Greek yogurt (to cut on the heat).
Thoughts: I had higher hopes for this dish. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing. Anna suggested I add a splash of lemon juice, which did help.So this was not technically "scrumptious," but I was already using one of Jenny's bowls, so decided why not use her plate too?