Yesterday I tried another new dish, this one inspired by a recipe I found on the internet. It was for pork, but I subsituted mock pork (seitan). I had half a head of napa cabbage that needed to be used, and I found this recipe looking around for napa cabbage recipes. I thought that apricots and cabbage sounded like an interesting pairing, and that turned out to be the case. I made a few other substitutions. The original recipe called for curry powder, but I used garam masala; I also added some curry paste. I actually only had about 1/2 cup of apricots on hand. I think that it would have been better with more apricots. The dish was also very quick and easy, which is always a bonus.
- 1/2 head napa cabbage, shredded
- 1 cup dried apricots
- 1 Tbsp. garam masala
- 1 Tbsp. curry paste
- 2 tsp. dried rosemary
- 2 cans mock pork (seitan)
I boiled the apricots in some water in the microwave for a few minutes, then drained them and chopped them up. I sauteéd the cabbage in a little olive oil until it wilted, then added the apricots, spices and seitan. Once the seitan was hot, it was ready to serve, for a total of about 10 minutes of prep time, and 10 minutes cooking time.