Sunday, March 21, 2010

Cabbage and Peas with Cumin and Mustard Seeds

I found the following recipe here and it looked amazing!!  Besides, with St. Patrick's Day last week cabbage was super cheap.  Of course I changed it up a bit to fit what I have at home so here is what I did...

Cabbage and Peas with Cumin and Mustard Seeds

1/2 large head green cabbage 
oil spray
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon mustard seed
1 tsp garlic, mince
1/2 cup fennel (green part), chopped
1 carrot, diced
1 1/2 cups frozen green peas
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
quick squeeze of lemon juice

Slice the cabbage it very thin. Heat a deep skillet over medium heat. Once it's hot, sprinkly the mustard seeds across its surface. Toast for about 1 minute.  Spray it lightly with canola oil and sprinkle the cumin across its surface. Toast them for about 1 minute and add the garlic. Add the peas, fennel and carrot and stir well, scraping the spices up from the bottom. Add the cabbage and sprinkle it with the red pepper, salt and pepper and stir well. Add water and vinegar quickly cover. Reduce heat to low and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes. It's done when the cabbage is to the tenderness you like. Squeeze a little lemon juice over the top, stir, and serve.

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