cabbage in coconut

This works really well with purple sprouting broccoli, or spring greens, and is delicious.  I’d never actually made it with cabbage before, but nothing ventured, etc.

It was a small hispi cabbage, and I cored out all the thick stem, and shredded it up.  Blanched it in boiling water for a couple of minutes, then put it in a colander to drain off.

Then chop some garlic, and a dried red chilli, and fry them in groundnut oil for a couple of minutes.  Tip in a tin of coconut milk, and cook it down for about 10 minutes, so it’s thick and gloopy.  Then add the cabbage, and cook for another five minutes or so.  Add a few drops of sesame oil, and the juice of half a lemon, at the end.  Serve with basmati – at least, we did!