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Offline Jacqui Harvey

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New Italian Cabbage (to me anyway)
« on: November 01, 2016, 20:07:37 PM »
Bought some new cabbage in Lidl yesterday, it is called Cavolo Nero.  Very dark green. Will give it a try tomorrow.  Anyone heard of it?


http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/cavolo_nero

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Re: New Italian Cabbage (to me anyway)
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2016, 20:48:27 PM »
Yep. A bit like curley kale, tastewise. Tesco's have been stocking it for a few months.

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Re: New Italian Cabbage (to me anyway)
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 21:21:33 PM »
Yes! It's delicious steamed. Similar to kale.

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Re: New Italian Cabbage (to me anyway)
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 12:14:11 PM »
Blanched then pan fried for a minute in olive oil, been a favourite for a while and grown in the UK for a while now.

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Re: New Italian Cabbage (to me anyway)
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016, 12:50:40 PM »
Blanched then pan fried for a minute in olive oil, been a favourite for a while and grown in the UK for a while now.

Add a bit of garlic and freshly-grated nutmeg when pan-frying too, lovely.   :)

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Re: New Italian Cabbage (to me anyway)
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 13:12:42 PM »
Phil like it.  I thought it was a bit chewy.  However, thanks for the tips will buy it again and give them a try.
Glad to see Romanesco in the supermarkets again.  First bought that in Newtonward in N.Ireland where a local farmer had grown it.

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Re: New Italian Cabbage (to me anyway)
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2017, 13:57:59 PM »
Hilary is going over the top with this cavolo nero. She's now flouncing about the kitchen saying she's going to "chiffonade it"! Don't know what that is? Nor did I: had to look it up.

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Re: New Italian Cabbage (to me anyway)
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2017, 14:41:15 PM »
It's the posh name for how I prepare spring greens (especially for kids), kale etc being quite tough, also it cooks more quickly because it's finely shredded.

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Re: New Italian Cabbage (to me anyway)
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2017, 07:01:29 AM »
Looks like a curly version of pazı which I get from Sunday market.
I shred it, toss in a little oil and put in oven til crisp.
Sprinkle with a little sugar & salt and hey presto chinese crispy seaweed  :)

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