Susan Sugarman, senior food editor of Martha Stewart Living, likes to prepare a simple Vietnamese chicken salad using savoy or Chinese cabbage and thinly sliced poached chicken. The salad's distinctive flavor comes from a combination of mint, cilantro, Vietnamese fish sauce, and roasted peanuts.
In this traditional Irish dish, potatoes are mashed with cabbage and leeks, then browned under a broiler and served as an accompaniment to lamb. A well of melted butter in the center adds a finishing touch.
Cooked in a steamer, these cabbage-encased shrimp rolls become a lighter take on Chinese takeout. The low-fat bites are flavored with scallions, chile, and garlic, and are served with a tangy citrus dipping sauce.