Napa Cabbage with Dried Shrimp -All Under Heaven cookbook

A recent acquisition from a drawing with Wok Wednesdays – All Under Heaven: Recipes from the 35 Cuisines of China    by Carolyn Phillips. This cookbook contains recipes from the 35 cuisines of China. My goal is to try several of the recipes from each of the regions.

My first attempt was Napa Cabbage with Dried Shrimp from the North and Manchurian Northeast region. Ingredients included:  Dried Shrimp, Napa Cabbage, Green onions, Soy sauce, Rice Vinegar, Minced ginger.  I could not find dried shrimp so I used fresh.  I also added white pepper.  While the dried shrimp may give it a different flavor, I thought the fresh shrimp was good too.

A quick and easy, weeknight meal.









Wok Wednesday – Sweet and Sour Cabbage & Shanghai-Style Shrimp

file-oct-30-7-11-08-pmWok Wednesdays is a group of followers who love to stir fry and are cooking through Grace Young’s The Breath of the Wok.  The November recipes are Jean Yueh’s Shanghai-Style Shrimp and Sweet and Sour Cabbage.  We are asked to refrain from sharing the recipe online but you can find it in The Breath of the Wok pg. 106 and 146 respectively.  The favors are wonderful.

Shaghai-Style Shrimp ingredients include:


soy sauce

rice wine vinegar

ginger, scallions


sugar and sesame oil

Sweet and Sour Cabbage ingredients include:

sherry, soy sauce

balsamic vinegar


Napa cabbage

carrots and scallions.