Chinese Cabbage With Turkey Mince Stir Fry

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Chinese cabbage with turkey mince stir fry

Chinese cabbage with turkey mince stir fry

My family loves Chinese cabbage, whether cooked in soup, stir fried or made into kimchi. I use the most when making kimchi. My mom used to cook a lot of Chinese cabbage soup for us when we were young. She would cook a big pot of this soup with pork ribs and we would drown our rice with it. It was very delicious and very filling. This is a very easy vegetable to cook and tastes very delicious.

My children often ask me to cook this cabbage. Sometimes I cook it plain and sometimes I add some meat to give it some extra flavour. When I cooked it again yesterday, I decided to add some ready marinated turkey mince when I stir fried it. I wanted to show my daughter how easy it is to cook a vegetable dish or even a one-dish meal.

It was very simple and delicious. If you put more turkey mince into the vegetables, you can serve it as a one-dish meal with rice or noodles. That was what we had for lunch. This is my recipe to share. In fact you don’t need exact measurement. The secret is in the turkey mince which is already marinated and full of flavour.

1 medium cabbage (washed and cut)
marinated turkey mince
oyster sauce
fried ginger oil

Fry the turkey mince first

Fry the turkey mince first

Heat up some fried ginger oil in a frying pan. Add the turkey mince. Use your spatula, cut it up into smaller pieces and keep stirring to cook it well.

Add cabbage and oyster sauce

Add cabbage and oyster sauce

Add the cabbage and the oyster sauce and continue to stir until the cabbage is cooked. Adjust according to taste. Dish it up and serve hot. It’s very delicious with plain rice. You can have it with pasta, noodles or potatoes too.

What is your favourite vegetable for stir fry? How do you cook Chinese cabbage? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other vegetable stir fries that you may be interested in:
Healthy Vegetarian Fried Eggplant
Fried Zucchini With Eggs
Okra Fried With Egg
Fried Garlic Green BeansFried Baby Leeks With Crisp Garlic Pork
Tenderstem Broccoli With Turkey Mince

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Trissa  on December 8th, 2009

Such a simple yet satisfying dish!

Sook  on December 8th, 2009

Oh Mary, all your food looks so delicious! They look like something I’d order at a nice, fancy Chinese restaurant! :)

Mary  on December 8th, 2009

@Trissa - Sometimes need to have some simple & quick food for hungry children around…haha

@Sook - Awww…thanks for lovely compliment. Maybe I should open a restaurant…hehe

Shirley  on December 8th, 2009

I can see that you’ve caught a picture nice and piping hot!Good one!

penny aka jeroxie  on December 8th, 2009

I like cabbage too. It goes well in so many dishes. I prefer it stir fry like what you have done here.

3hungrytummies  on December 8th, 2009

Wow you used quite a bit of turkey for your cooking. It’s not very common here and can only get the frozen meat.

Mary  on December 8th, 2009

@Shirley - Yes, it was good to get that piping hot picture. I had to take a very quick picture before it was all gone cos everyone was so hungry…haha. The cold weather makes us hungry very fast.

@Penny - Yes, it’s such an easy vegetable to cook….just so delicious in whatever way it’s cooked. It’s delicious even when over cooked!

@3hungrytummies - Yes, I used a lot of turkey mince here because it was going to be a one-dish meal. I have to be thankful that fresh turkey mince is easily available here. It’s very lean.

foodlovee  on December 8th, 2009

Very nice dish.Great shot of the steam from the dish.

Jeannie Tay  on December 8th, 2009

Another winner, and another ingredient that I can’t get here :( sigh… can just use chicken or pork mince right?:D

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on December 8th, 2009

Mmmm I love Chinese cabbage too, most commonly in a crunchy noodle salad but also cooked in a stir fry. This looks great, I should start using turkey mince! I normally shy away from mince as it is often so fatty.

anncoo  on December 8th, 2009

I also like to cook Chinese cabbage very much. Your dish looks really good to eat.

yours deliciously  on December 8th, 2009

Really like Chinese cabbage too and especially kim chi…

Mary  on December 8th, 2009

@Foodlovee - Thanks. Haha….I was quite impressed with my shot. There’s always surprises in blogging.

@Jeannie - I’m sure chicken or pork mince will be just as good or maybe even better. I often use turkey mince cos it’s lean. Pork is a little too fat for me. Then, I can get chicken mince here unless I’m hardworking to mince it myself. I love simple, easy, and fast coking so that would be out….hehe.

@Conor - Ooooh….cabbage on crunchy/crispy noodles…I remember now. It’s very delicious. I have to learn that. Yes, turkey mince is good as it’s very lean.

@Anncoo - Thanks. It’s just so tasty and easy to cook. I’m sure every Chinese family cooks this cabbage often, that’s why it’s called Chinese cabage here!

@yours deliciously - We share similar taste for vegetables…hehe

Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free  on December 8th, 2009

I love Chinese cabbage. It’s so satisfying. I must say I don’t cook a lot of Asian food, but the more I read your blog the more I want to. You are a real inspiration - and you also make it simple enough that I feel like I could be successful. Thanks!!

cheah  on December 8th, 2009

Wow, that was a nice shot, hot steaming veggie with turkey, yummy with rice.

Mary  on December 8th, 2009

@Amy - Awww….thanks for lovely compliment. That’s very sweet of you. It’s a big encouragement to me. Asian cooking is actually very simple and easy. Most of the recipes on my blog are simple, easy and quick. They are what I cook everyday at home for my family.

@Cheah - Thanks. We had a simple but satisfying meal.

Stacy  on December 8th, 2009

Yum! I can smell how delicious it is by looking at the pictures! :)

Andrea@WellnessNotes  on December 8th, 2009

I love Chinese cabbage. Your dish looks & sounds delicious! The first pictures just makes me want to take a bite! :)

Mary  on December 8th, 2009

@Stacy - Thanks for visiting and compliment. Hope you try out soon.

@Andrea - Thanks for visiting and compliment. Chinese cabbage is very easy to cook. Hope you try out soon.

joylicious  on December 8th, 2009

Man I love napa cabbage it is much savory than plain old cabbage — Mary who gets to eat this amazing food everyday? So lucky, I am almost tempted to pack up my bags and move in with you :)

Drick  on December 8th, 2009

great photos - sounds so tasty and hearty - wish I had a big ‘ol bowl right now….

Light Delight with TouTou  on December 8th, 2009

I love Chinese cabbage too!! it’s always on my cart whenever I go grocery shopping in Asian supermarket!! goes so well with shrimp :-D this turkey one looks good too! love it!

Belle@OohLook  on December 8th, 2009

I love this recipe - Cabbage is such an underrated vegetable, and combining it with turkey mince makes it more substantial and special.

Mary  on December 9th, 2009

@Joylicious - Haha…come, I’ll cook lots for you. We will have so much fun in the kitchen. I need that BBQ pork ribs from you :P

@Drick - Sending over by rocket express now…LOL. It is delicious. This Chinese cabbage is one vegetable that is a must in my fridge.

@Light Delight with Tou Tou - Looks like I have more luck than you. I can get it from the normal supermarket nearby. I have a lot of prawns in my freezer. Will be adding that to the Chinese cabbage soon.

@Belle - Thanks for visiting and comment. Agree with you that this cabbage is very underrated. It’s just such a lovely vegetable.

ravenouscouple  on December 9th, 2009

this looks like a great, quick and easy to put together dinner…save half the cabbage to make soup!

Mary  on December 9th, 2009

@ravenouscouple - Yes, it is. When time runs short, this is a quick one, yet delicious. The cabbage was just enough for the dish for 4 persons. We eat a lot of vegetables. I need to cook another cabbage for the soup.

Divina  on December 10th, 2009

That dish is still piping hot. That’s a really great photo for entire your readers.

Mary  on December 10th, 2009

@Divina - That’s a rare photo shoot :D Had to take a quick one cos everyone was so hungry. But it came out well!

kristy  on December 10th, 2009

You’re lucky you could easily get turkey meat over there huh! But not here lol! Your stir fried looks terribly good & tasty. Yum….

Mary  on December 11th, 2009

@Kristy - Thanks for compliment. At least something has to make up for all the wonderful food that I miss. Makes me feel better now :P

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