Soy Sauce Butter Cabbage

Soy sauce and butter make for a sublime combination in this stir-fried cabbage side dish. Slideshow: More Stir Fry Recipes 

Soy Sauce Butter Cabbage
Photo: © Sarah Bolla
Total Time:
10 mins
2 to 4


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3/4 pound green cabbage, (about 1/2 head) cored and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


  1. Melt two tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the cabbage to the pan and cook until cabbage is lightly caramelized, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Add the soy sauce and water to the pan and cook for another 3 minutes until tender. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of butter and remove from the heat. Using a spatula, transfer the cabbage and butter sauce to a serving dish. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve warm.

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