Stir-fried cavolo nero

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4


400g cavolo nero, stalks discarded and leaves cut into 6-8cm pieces
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp light soy sauce
large pinch caster sugar
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
3 garlic cloves, sliced
2 green Thai chillies
2 red chillies, quartered, deseeded and cut into 2cm-long pieces


1. Blanch the cavolo nero in a pan of boiling salted water for 1 minute, then drain. Meanwhile, stir together the vinegar, soy and sugar; set aside.

2. Heat both oils together in a wok or frying pan, then stir-fry the garlic and the whole and chopped chillies for 1 minute. Add the cavolo nero and soy mixture and cook for 2 minutes. Serve, but don’t eat the whole chillies. SF