Napa Cabbage Storage and Prep

Napa Cabbage is a little different than green or red cabbage. Napa cabbage is more closely related to bok choy so it is more tender and a little sweeter than green cabbage. I think of green cabbage as being rubbery, in a good way. Napa cabbage is crisp and sweet.
The Napa cabbage I got in my CSA share had lots of dark green outer leaves. I peeled them off to reveal what you are probably used to seeing Napa cabbage look like when you get it at the store.

napa leaves

I washed and chopped up the outer leaves, I’ll use those in a stir fry tonight. The outer leaves are a little tougher than the inside head.

trimmed napa

You can store the head of the Napa cabbage wrapped in an airtight container or plastic in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You can use it raw, like you would with lettuce or cabbage. Or you can use it in cooked dishes like you would green cabbage. Peel or cut off what you need and replace the rest in the sealed container and put it back in the refrigerator.

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3 Responses to Napa Cabbage Storage and Prep

  1. PJ says:

    I cleaned and chopped the napa cabbage as shown, added sesame oil and rice vinegar, and refrigerated overnight. Before serving I added cashews and ground black pepper. So tasty! ~ Our bison ate the outer leaves.

  2. mo says:

    Sounds yummy. Great idea to let it sit overnight. Did it sort of wilt and meld the flavors?

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