Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring Chow Mein

Well, this dish does not really have a name, but it looks like chow mein. However, it is made with very thinly sliced fresh cabbage, stir fried in a spicy terikayi sauce, with green asparagus and shrimp. Delicious!


1/4 head of a small green cabbage
1/3 bunch green asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
3 oz fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined (I used Maine shrimp)
1-2 TB terikayi sauce
1 ts hot sauce
3-4 TB water
salt, pepper to taste.

Slice the cabbage in very thin slices using a mandoline (works best!). In a wok, heat the teriyaki sauce with the hot sauce and the water, stir and once hot add the shrimp for 1 min. Then add the cabbage and asparagus, mix well, and stir fry on high for 3-4 min. Serve immediately. 

Note: Depending on the shrimp you use, you might have to cook the shrimp longer; Maine shrimp are small and cook very fast. Only the cabbage and asparagus should still be slightly crunchy. If the cabbage is sliced with a mandoline, it wilts and cooks fast when stir fried.


  1. beautiful dish, I love the substitution of cabbage instead of noodles, this is definitely my kind of dish!

  2. Fun concept on your blog. It seems like people should be really intereseted in how they can do to stay in there skinny jeans. Probably not eat to many Swedish Cupcakes.

  3. Beautiful, fresh, and no doubt delicious. Thanks!