This cucumber quick pickled salad was created as the perfect topping for my Ginger Beef…
Gingered Cabbage and Carrots (low fodmap option)
At least it looked like just fried onions. Fried onions had often been an after school snack for me at my grandma’s house and I thought this lady must like fried onions as much as I did. I don’t know if I liked cabbage before that night, but I loved it after that night. And, before long, I loved cabbage without all the onions. In fact, if you struggle with fodmaps (especially onions), you can leave the onion out of this dish and it won’t be missed at all.
And, I find that anything with an asian flair (ginger & fish sauce) means I can eat it with chop sticks and that always makes life more fun. Well, I guess chop sticks are more fun if you know how to use them. If you’re not a chop stick fan, you can always get a pair of these EZ Chopsticks. I bought a pair for a friend’s husband once as a joke and little did I know that he’d want to use them all the time when they came over for dinner.
6-8 cups shredded cabbage
3-4 cups shredded carrots
1 t dried turmeric
***you can use bags of coleslaw mix with some extra shredded carrots for convenience sake
~ thinly slice or shred the cabbage and grate or shred the carrots
~ thinly slice the onion (if using)
~ heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium/ high heat and add onions
~ saute for a couple of minutes until they start to get some color
~ add cabbage – stir frequently and saute until some of the cabbage starts to brown a bit and it’s cooked down – this will take 8 minutes or so
~ add carrots to the pan
~ add grated/ minced ginger, turmeric & fish sauce and stir well
~ turn low heat and add 1/4 cup water
~ continue cooking until water is cooked out and carrots are softened. You may need to add a bit more water to get the carrots to your preferred consistency (depending on how finely grated they are)
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