Friday, March 29, 2013

Cabbage and chicken coconut curry


Do you love cabbage? Or, does cabbage only make an appearance in your life in slaws and maybe sauerkraut (both of which I love by the way)? I feel like cabbage doesn't get enough respect and deserves to be the star of more dishes in my kitchen. I saw a cabbage curry recipe recently that inspired me to make a curry dinner around this vegetable. This curry is mild and very simple. A lot of curries are full of spices, which can sometimes be overwhelming if you don't have a very well-stocked spice rack. I make curry dishes fairly regularly, often with a lot of spices (because I do have a very well-stocked spice rack - I love spices), but this one was nice because it was not only quick and simple, but really delicious. 

I served this curry with some Basmati rice and chili-garlic sauce. I think the chili-garlic sauce, or just some chili sauce on the side can be nice. This way everyone can add their preferred amount to give this curry some heat. This recipe will serve about four people.


Cabbage and chicken coconut curry
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
2 teaspoons turmeric
1 teaspoon ground coriander  
4-5 cups (~1/2 head) green cabbage, chopped into bite-sized pieces
4 scallions, thinly sliced in a bias, greens and whites separated
about 1 lb chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 can (14-15 oz.) coconut milk (I use full-fat)
good pinch of sea salt
juice from 1/2 a lemon

Basmati rice, cooked to package directions, for serving
chili-garlic sauce, for serving

In a large skillet, heat the coconut oil. When warm (not super hot as the spices will burn) add the mustard seeds, turmeric, and coriander. Stir and cook for about one minute. Add the cabbage and scallions. Let cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken and cabbage start to brown a little.

Add the coconut milk and stir well. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Let cook for about 10 minutes, until the chicken is good through. Season to taste with sea salt and stir in the lemon juice.

Serve hot with rice and chili sauce, if desired. Top each serving with the reserved scallion greens.

 
What was I cooking one year ago?: baked shrimp with tomatoes and feta
Two years ago?: lemon and thyme braised baby artichokes 
Three?: peanut butter banana pancakes

22 comments:

  1. I love cabbage and chicken dishes! But I've never made it with coconut milk. Great recipe!

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  2. I am definitely a cabbage fan! I don't think I've ever had it with coconut milk - it sounds like a delicious combo!

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  3. I love cabbage and curry, never had them together. looks yummy!

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  4. Come to think of it, I don't eat cabbage nearly enough considering how much I like it! :)

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  5. I definitely don't give cabbage enough love as I should given how cheap and nutritious it is! Love the idea of using it in a curry!

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  6. i think i must be a freak of nature because i love raw cabbage, but cooked cabbage is another story altogether. this is awfully tempting though!

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  7. i try not to forget about cabbage! this sounds wonderful, loving this curry :)

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  8. This curry looks so tasty, I'll definitely give it a try!
    I love curry and this recipe is very creative with new combinations of flavors and textures, congrats :)

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  9. I am a big fan of curry--the spices, the ease of preparation, so good! Thanks for stopping by Savoring Today and commenting, it is so nice to meet other bloggers and say hello. Glad to find your blog and follow you on Pinterest too!

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  10. Wow,
    This really looks incredible! I would love to try this warm and comforting curry.

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  11. I love cabbage, but have yet to have it in a curry! Looks good :)

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  12. Hi Amy, I like cabbage in curry. Your this dish look very tempting and tasty.

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  13. A scrumptious curry! That combination is great.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  14. This looks great! My hubby hates cabbage but I love it so I'll have to make this when he's not home one night :)

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  15. I am a cabbage lover too! I never had it curried - this looks incredibly good! I could woo my cabbage loving family with it.

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  16. I love coconut curry, what a good recipe you have here!

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  17. Curry and coconut is sure a great combination of flavors...need to try with cabbage :)
    Enjoy your week Amy!

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  18. I do like cabbage and I think it's much improved in a curry.

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  19. I do have trouble thinking of new ideas for cabbage - thanks for this one!

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