When you pack napa greens with plenty of Asian flavour and then slather on a hoisin glaze, you end up with a dish that takes ye-olde cabbage rolls to the next level. You can also use Savoy cabbage and ground turkey for the rolls.
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms, ginger, and garlic; heat until mushrooms have softened, about 3 minutes.
Place mushroom mixture in large bowl. Add chicken, rice, carrot, green onion, cilantro, soy sauce or tamari, chili sauce or chili flakes, and 2 tsp (10 mL) rice vinegar to bowl and gently mix together.
Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
Slice off tough white stems of cabbage leaves and use sharp knife to carefully fillet off thick ribs running along backsides of leaves.
Lay a cabbage leaf on work surface with stem end closest to you. Place heaping 1/4 cup (60 mL) chicken mixture near stem end, fold stem end over filling, fold both sides toward the middle, and roll leaf up tightly around filling. Place roll, seam side down, on large baking dish. Repeat rolling cabbage leaves until all filling is used.
In small bowl, stir together hoisin sauce and remaining 2 tsp (10 mL) vinegar. Brush sauce over rolls. Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. To test for doneness, carefully unwrap a bundle and check that chicken is cooked through.
Remove from oven and serve garnished with sesame seeds.
This Asian-inspired stir-fry takes full advantage of the crunch Brussels sprouts achieve when they’re heated quickly. The sweet-and-sour sauce delivers a tangy edge, and tempeh offers plant-based protein and a blast of umami. If you want meat in the dish, you can replace tempeh with ground pork. Ready, set, go Stir-frying is a cooking method that thrives on speed. That means you want to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go into the pan. That also means no chopping on the fly.
Two fall stalwarts—rutabaga and Swiss chard—team up to bring seasonal flavour to these baked savoury cakes. A topping of velvety cashew cream adds a little extra spark. Rutabaga burgers, anyone? You can also prepare these cakes burger-style in a skillet. Simply form rutabaga and chard mixture into burger-sized patties and cook in greased skillet over medium-high, until golden brown on both sides.
If you’re feeling a bit burnt out when it comes to your typical morning repast, consider pivoting to this bowl of nutrition and quintessential fall flavours. It might just be the cozy sweater of the breakfast world. If you need extra energy to power your day, you can scatter on some crunchy granola. The sweet potato mixture can be made a day or two in advance and reheated in the microwave before serving. Pick of the crops For sautéing purposes, you want to use pears that keep their shape when heated. Bosc and Anjou are two good options. Fuji, Cortland, Honeycrisp, and Empire are excellent apple choices for heating in the skillet, as they won’t turn too mushy.
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