With its dark green crinkly or curled leaves, Savoy cabbage has quite a different texture and appearance from white, spring or green cabbage. It has loose tender leaves and a mellow flavour. Choose Savoy cabbage that has crisp-looking dark green leaves without any holes or discoloured patches. It should be firm and heavy for its size.
How to Use
Savoy cabbage is served cooked. Serve as a side dish with black pepper and butter, include in stir-fries or use individual leaves to enclose savoury fillings such as risottos or minced meat mixtures.
How to Prepare
Remove any damaged outer leaves and cut the cabbage in half and then into quarters, cut off the hard core from each quarter at an angle. Slice and wash thoroughly.
How to Cook
Cabbage can be steamed, boiled, stir-fried or used as a wrap for fillings, it is easy to overcook Savoy cabbage and spoil its texture and flavour so just cook until tender. To steam cabbage, place in a steamer and cook for 5-10 minutes until tender but still crisp. To boil, bring a pan of water to the boil, add the prepared cabbage and cook for 5 8 minutes until tender but still crisp. To stir-fry cabbage, heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan, add the cabbage and stir fry for 4-5 minutes or until tender but still crisp. To use individual leaves for fillings, place the filling in the centre of the leaf and bring the sides of the leaf over and then tuck in the top and bottom. The parcels can be steamed or covered in sauce and baked.
How to Store
Keep refrigerated after purchase.