Friday, September 03, 2010

Recipe: Curry Beef & Cabbage

I am so proud of myself! I've never considered myself a "cook" because I'm not very creative in the kitchen. I can follow a recipe pretty well, but have never actually "created" one before. . . until last night!

This was SUPER easy, and I swear the most flavorful and satisfying meal that I've eaten in a while!

Curry Beef & Cabbage


1 lb Grass Fed Stew Meat
1 head green cabbage, coarsely chopped
1/2 Vidalia (sweet) onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 Tb Coconut Oil
1 Can Organic Coconut Milk
3 Tb + 1 tsp Mae Ploy Yellow Curry Paste (can be found at just about any Asian Grocer)
Black Pepper to taste

If you don't have Mae Ploy Yellow Curry Paste, or wanted to do this from "scratch" (why??), the ingredients on the label are: Lemon grass, garlic, shallot, salt, galanga (ginger), dried red chili, coriander seed, kaffir lime peel, cumin, cinnamon, mace, turmeric, cardamon.


Combine Curry Paste and 1/2 can of Coconut Milk over low heat. Heat until small bubbles start to form, then stir in remaining Coconut Milk.

Add Stew Meat, and cook slowly over low heat. The more slowly you cook it, the more tender it will be!

In seperate skillet, saute onions in 1/2 Tb coconut oil - cook
thoroughly until caramalized.

When Stew Meat is almost done, stir in cabbage and caramalized onions.

Add Black Pepper to taste.
Cover and cook about 5-10 minutes, until Cabbage is softened.

Remove lid and simmer a few minutes until sauce thickens up.

Note: I was tempted to add sea salt b/c I've never NOT added salt to a cabbage dish, but this dish DOES NOT NEED IT!! I promise ;)


MAIR said...

Hi! This recipe looks awesome! I've never really "cooked" much before I started whole9 and was wondering how long I need to cook the stew meat for?

Thanks for positng this! I can't wait to try it as soon as I figure out my needed cooking times :) Hehehe.

tina_d said...

I've never been much of a beef or cabbage fan, but I'm SO glad I listened to all those rave reviews and tried this. Does this dish remind anyone else of beef stroganoff?! Comfort food is right!

Christie said...

Hi Tina - so glad you liked it - now that you mention it, it is a little bit like a spicy beef stroganoff :)

Mair - so sorry for the delayed response - regarding how long to cook the meat for - I always just keep an eye on it and when it is about "medium", I add the cabbage and onions. It would depend on what temperature you're cooking it at, but I'd guess maybe 10 minutes on medium? You can check the meat anytime by stabbing a piece and cutting into it. If you like your beef more well done, than just cook a little longer :)

Anonymous said...

This was our first day on whole9 and this was what we ate for dinner. It was delicious (even my boyfriend, who hates cooked cabbage, loved it). It was a perfect start to the next 30 days.