Saturday, August 22, 2015

Napa cabbage salad

Usually Napa cabbage is priced pretty high compared to other cabbage and leafy green vegetables.
It must be in season right now,  it was considerably cheaper on a recent grocery run.

So I bought a head to make this...

Napa Cabbage Salad
1/4 cup butter
3 oz. ramen noodles (chicken)
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 large head Napa cabbage, shredded
1/2 onion, diced fine

This is the reason for making this start by melting butter!

Melt butter in a skillet. Add broken ramen noodles, sesame seeds and slivered almonds. Stir over medium heat until mixture is golden brown.  Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Whisk together olive oil, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and ramen noodle flavor packet mix.
Stir until sugar is dissolved.

This salad can get soggy fairly quickly so assemble it right before serving.

Toss together Napa cabbage, diced onions and buttery ramen mixture. Pour the dressing over and toss to coat.

I'm not sure what others do, but I cut a lot of the spine out of the Napa cabbage leaves...especially the outer ones. The inner ones are more tender.

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