You want a best friend whom you can count on.
One who has lasting qualities.
One who rises to any occasion.
In short, in the world of vegetables, you want napa cabbage.
Crisp, sweet, slightly mustardy, super versatile, and able to last weeks in the fridge, it’s what you can loyally turn to time and time again.
I love it shredded raw in salads, roasted in the oven, steamed gently, and stir-fried as in this recipe for “Sour and Hot Napa Cabbage (Suan La Bai Cai).”
It’s a fast and easy side dish recipe that first appeared in the March/April 2023 issue of Cook’s Illustrated.
It’s based on a favorite dish from a local Sichuan restaurant that the staffers of the magazine frequented before it closed.Read more