© Christina Holmes
Active Time
30 MIN
Total Time
1 HR
Yield
Serves : 4 to 6

The key to this simple cabbage stir-fry is dried shrimp, which add a little bit of funk and a ton of flavor. It’s a nostalgic dish for Bryant Ng, whose mother used to cook it for him when he was a child. Slideshow: Sensational Stir-Fry Recipes

Recipe from Food & Wine America's Greatest New Cooks

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a small bowl, soak the shrimp in water for 30 minutes. Drain and coarsely chop the shrimp. In a mortar, pound the shrimp until crumbled.

Step 2    

In a wok or large skillet, stir-fry the bacon over moderate heat until browned, about 6 minutes. Add the garlic and dried shrimp and stir-fry until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the cabbage, sugar and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper and stir-fry until the cabbage starts to soften, about 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of water and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Season the cabbage with salt and pepper and serve.

Notes

Dried shrimp are available at Asian markets.

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