Warm Cabbage Salad with Bacon and Goat Cheese #SundaySupper ~ Nik Snacks

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This week's Sunday Supper recipe is brought to you by ingenuity and adaptation and hosted by Sue of Palatable Pastime.

I'm a member of a group where people post recipes from a particular cookbook weekly. When I saw the original posted, I felt compelled to go right to the kitchen and stir-fry up a bunch of cabbage. And I don't even own a wok.

It made me feel the way I used to while watching Paula Deen's show (well, one of the many). Whatever she was making, more than likely I had all of the ingredients and I'd stuff, flour, roll and fry to my heart's content. This time around, I'm frying, but with far less consequence of a heart attack. Even though there IS a little bit of bacon.

This is a "kitchen sink" version of the original recipe, which is merely a side and not a salad. The origins of this recipe were very peasant in nature: Chinese immigrants in America wanted to recreate dishes from home and had to make due with American ingredients.

In my personal opinion, put anything over greens or toss it with vinegar and it becomes a salad. By tossing the finished stir-fried cabbage with a little vinegar, what do you get? Instant salad!

What's your favorite way to eat cabbage? Do you even like cabbage?

I added the vinegar because cabbage can get a little sweeter when you cook it and nothing like a little splash of vinegar will wake up your palate and provide a contrasting flavor to the sugar.

This Warm Cabbage Salad with Bacon and Goat Cheese recipe was originally made in a wok, but I used my large enameled cast-iron skillet. It turned out just fine.

Warm Cabbage Salad with Bacon and Goat Cheese

Adapted from Chinese American Stir-Fried Cabbage With Bacon in Stir-Frying To The Sky's Edge by Grace Young

Yield: 4 servings as a side dish

4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch wide pieces
2 teaspoons chopped green onion
1 pound green cabbage, cored, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch wide shreds (about 8 cups)
1 to 2 tablespoons coconut oil or peanut oil
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons tamari
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons goat cheese

1. Spread the bacon pieces in an even layer in a cold 14-inch flat-bottomed wok or 12-inch cast-iron skillet. Cook over medium heat undisturbed 1 minute, or until bacon begins to release its fat.

2. Using a metal spatula, stir-fry or sauté on medium heat 2 minutes or until the bacon begins to brown and more fat has been released.

3. Add the green onion and stir-fry/sauté 10 seconds or until onion is fragrant. Add the cabbage and stir-fry 2 minutes or until the cabbage just begins to wilt.

4. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons oil. Swirl in water, cover wok and cook 30 seconds. Uncover, add tamari, sprinkle on the onion powder, garlic salt and pepper and stir-fry 1 minute more or until cabbage is crisp-tender. Add rice vinegar and stir. Crumble the goat cheese over each serving. Serve.#SundaySupper Winter Salads
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Deanna Samaan said...

Mmm this looks so good!!

Liz Berg said...

I'm loving the sound of this salad! Cabbage for the win!!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Hi Nikki, what an delicious looking salad, love everything about it.

Back for Seconds said...

I wish I had a big plate of this salad in front of me right now. It sounds so flavorful and delicious!!

The Food Hunter said...

Wow this sounds incredible

Kimberly Killebrew said...

Oooh, this sounds wonderful! Love the flavor combination!

lauren kelly said...

I am loving the flavors in this salad!

Kirsten from http://ComfortablyDomestic.com said...

I adore cabbage in salads, especially when served warm. The flavors in this salad sound over-the-top good!

Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) said...

I love cabbage, and really love cabbage with bacon. There's a Jamie Oliver recipe I used to make that's just to die for. This salad looks delightful too.

Monica Maloney Heidler said...

Cabbage is one of my favorite salad greens! This salad looks amazing! Can't wait to try it.

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez said...

I love cabbage, but I don't think I've ever eaten it with goat cheese before, this sounds like something I'd like (love vinegar and bacon with cabbage already)!

Angie Barrett said...

Now that's my kind of salad! I love the Goat Cheese added in!

KudosKitchen said...

Cabbage is such a great vegetable to use as a side dish, plus it's really affordable. This looks yummy and I love the idea of the creamy goat cheese!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Do I even like cabbage - oh you have no idea! I will eat cabbage every single day if I can! I love it fries, roasted or even grilled. I'm pretty sure I would LOVE it in this salad too.

Souffle Bombay said...

Oh...this is different and I want to eat it all! And....BACON!!

Rose | The Clean Dish said...

Oh yum! This sounds like a healthy comfort feast! I love cabbage (and of course, salad!!) so this is right down my alley!

Sue Lau said...

Love the bacon and goat cheese combo!