Mary Berry’s stir-fried hispi cabbage

A lovely green vegetable side, pointed cabbage, known also as Hispi cabbage or sweetheart cabbage, is softer than white cabbage but not as floppy as Savoy cabbage, so it’s perfect for a stir-fry.

Mary berry stir-fried aromatic hispi cabbage
Laura Edwards


1 tbsp olive oil
a knob of butter
2 banana shallots, coarsely sliced
1 hispi cabbage, core removed, finely shredded
1⁄2 tbsp ground cumin
salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large frying pan. Add the sliced shallots and fry them over a high heat for about 3 minutes until they are starting to soften but not browned.

2. Add the finely shredded cabbage and quickly stir-fry until the leaves have just wilted but still have crunch. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle with ground cumin. Fry for another minute and serve in a warm bowl.

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