Stir-Fried Cabbage with Cashews

 Delicious, Quick Side Dishes

4 to 6 -


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese black bean-chile sauce (see Notes)

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • 2 pounds Savoy cabbage, cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1/2 cup roasted whole cashews


  1. In a bowl, mix the tomato paste, soy sauce, vinegar, black bean-chile sauce and 1/4 cup of water.

  2. Heat the oil in a wok. Add the garlic and stir-fry over moderately high heat for about 30 seconds. Add the cabbage and stir-fry until just wilted, about 5 minutes. Add the sauce mixture and stir-fry for 1 minute. Serve topped with the cashews.


Chinese black bean-chile sauce is available at Asian specialty stores and some supermarkets.

Serve With

Serve with barbecued spareribs—a natural for this Chinese-inspired dish.

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