Making Carbs Count cabbages sprouts and chestnuts

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Sprouts certainly divide

opinion, with people either

love oir hate them. They

are right up there with

marmite (now that's a

horrible sounding combination!). Sprouts

are in fact baby cabbages, Amy Sowder

writing for Chowhound refers to them as

being 'Barbie-sized cabbages', and just

like their bigger siblings, they are good

value and surprisingly easy to cook with,

capable of some successful matches with

nuts, cheese and other vegetables.

So where to begin? Try Brussels

sprouts (a variant literally named after the

European city) with beetroot, blue cheese

and walnuts (see recipe). Or sprouts with

blue cheese and almonds, or at this time

of year can even accommodate some

chestnuts being thrown in (see recipe by

Alex Mackay that combines sprouts with

chestnuts and pancetta).

Squeaky clean

When it comes to cabbage, coming in two

distinct colours - green or red (sometimes

called purple). The green ones include

breeds such as the slightly curly-leafed

savoy (a softer variety) and cannonball as

well as more Eastern varieties and more

miniature varieties, such as choi sum and

bok choi.

Cannonball cabbages are widely used

year-round in coleslaw, in sauerkraut, and

as a key ingredient in stir-frys. But cabbage

SAVOY CABBAGE WITH CHORIZO

Recipe from Sainsbury's. The original

recipe included rice. Preparation time:

10 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes.

Serves: 4.

The combination of savoy cabbage

and chorizo is a famous one, and

used in the cooking of both Spain and

Portugal. The deep, red oils that ooze

out of the chorizo sausage imparts a

beautiful colour to the cabbage, as well

as the deep, smoky flavour of paprika.

Ingredients:

1 ½ tsp cumin seeds

15-20 dried Kashmiri chillies, whole

1 tbp black peppercorns

2 tsp black mustard seeds

1 tsp fenugreek seeds

6 cloves

1 tsp cardamom seeds

5cm (2in) piece of cassia

½ star anise

6 tbsp cider vinegar or palm vinegar

1 tsp fine salt

2 tsp jaggery or date palm sugar (or

omit, only purists will notice)

Method:

Wash and trim the savoy cabbage, and

slice the leaves very thinly. Discard the

tough stalks. Peel and finely chop the

shallots and the garlic. Slice the chorizo

into thin slices.

In a heavy sauté pan, heat some olive

oil. Sweat the onions and the garlic

with some sea salt and pepper until

soft. Then add the bay leaves, the thin

cabbage slices, the chorizo slices and

a small amount of water. Stir well, and

continue to cook, over medium heat for

about 3 minutes.

Add the boiled rice, and mix well. Taste

for seasoning, and add more sea salt

and grated black pepper if necessary.

Just before serving, remove the bay

leaves from the pan. Serve hot.

www.sainsburys.co.uk/recipes

Click the pic to download a

PDF of the recipe.

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