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How to sauté Napa cabbage

ChihYu Smith

Sauteed Napa cabbage with shiitake is an easy side dish with sweet Chinese cabbage, ginger, and garlic tossed in a simple garlic sauce.

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Slice the Cabbage


Cut the Napa cabbage into quarters. Dice the stems into 1.5-inch pieces and the leaves into larger, 2.5-inch pieces. Rinse and drain well.

Stems first


Heat a large pan with oil. Add minced ginger and garlic and cabbage stems for 1 minute then add the leafy parts. Sauté until they start to soften and wilt.

Incorporate Leaves


Add the leafy parts of the cabbage to the pan, continuing to sauté for 1 to 1.5 minutes until they start to soften and wilt.

Finishing Touches


Stir in a starch slurry to thicken the sauce, cooking everything together for another minute before turning off the heat.

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