This is one of those “let-the-farmer’s-market-guide-me” meals. Are you annoyed?
BECAUSE holy hail. It is crazy.
Simple and crazy.
Not crazy like, “She’s got a knife in her purse!” or, “Is she really listening to Michael Bolton right now?”
So crazy that we’ve made it twice and I still want to punch it in the kneecaps for being so fine.
This cabbage is over 6 pounds. OVER SIX POUNDS. I was yankin’ back leaves SURE that Sybil Sadie was stuck in there.
You don’t have to buy a cabbage this enorm. Get a regular one. Somewhere around three pounds’ll dew. Sybil understands.
But we need to discuss the beef. It’s actually BISON. Which technically I know isn’t BEEF. It’s not a cow. I know. But it’s insane. If your farmer’s market has a meat dude, seriously, get some bison! Or bison at your store. Or in your back yard. Listen, I don’t judge.
If you can’t find it, you’re still a good person. Grass-fed beef’ll dew.
The technique here is simple. Brown your bison. Season with salt and pepper. Set her aside. (it’s a she.)
AND THEN (du du duuuu) – you’ll sauté some minced garlic and ginger for a hot sec, then add the cabbage and let it wilt wilt wilt. I have no idea why that sentence needed the “du du duuu.”
But this next part is very important! Add soy sauce. Quite a bit, man – like 4 Tbs. of it. Maybe even more, if you’re a salt freak like me.
But it’s this next part that really changes the game! Garnish with a LOT of mint leaves, fresh lime juice, and microgreens. Bitter microgreens. Spicy microgreens. If you can’t find them, you’re still a good person.
But it’s this next part that will freak you out! Drizzle with some hot chili oil. Or sesame oil! And sprinkle with crushed peanuts for a sweet crunch. Maybe even some fried garlic if you’re a weirdo like me. The bison and cabbage are the base, and the accessories are where you get crazy.
REMEMBER I SAID IT WAS CRAZY?
Sorry to scream at you.
Make this. Just freaking make this.
Maybe a little more soy sauce?