Savoy napa curly green red.
Cinnamon bread rolls. With such a large variety of cabbages it can be hard to keep track of them all. Napa cabbage also called chinese cabbage this oblong shaped cabbage has thick crisp stems and frilly yellow green leaves. Savoy cabbage has the same shape as green and red cabbage but has the most striking deep green crinkly leaves. The leaves of the savoy cabbage are more loosely layered and less tightly packed than green or red cabbage which gives it a shorter shelf life.
Savoy cabbage is more tender than the other cabbages and eat beautifully as a fresh crunchy wrap or braised in butter and stock. Because cabbage is in the brassica genus of plants this vegetable is related to cauliflower broccoli and brussels sprouts. Achim sass getty red cabbage looks like green cabbage except well its red. Red cabbage heads tend to be.
Savoy cabbage can be used in a variety of recipes. Savoy cabbage probably the most photogenic of the cabbages is this lacy variant. Mmmmmmm savoy cabbage. We think its flavor is sweeter and softer than green cabbage and we really love eating it raw in salads and using it in the filling for dumplings.
Since napa cabbage is unavailable here except in spring when i grow it i use savoy cabbage in fall winter also unavailable except from my fallwinter garden and regular cabbage in early summer for all recipes that call for cabbage. So frilly so beautiful. It has the same flavor and appearance as regular cabbage when cooked but retains a firm texture which is desired in some recipes. It pairs well with red wine apples spices horseradish and meat.
Its leaves dont have that same crispness to them that other cabbages do when raw so we like it best when cooked either roasted or sauteed. Some of the most common types of cabbage are savoy cabbage napa cabbage kale and bok choy. Its flavor is also quite mild but earthy too. The only thing to keep in mind with napa cabbage is that it wilts very quickly so if youre using it raw make sure to move with haste.
Cabbages come in various colors with red and white cabbage being the most popular varieties after green.