English Name: Steamed Green Cabbage Wraps
Korean Name: 양배추쌈
Romanized: Yangbaechu Ssam
Storage: Can be refrigerated in an air tight container for up to 3 days
Classified Under: Wraps
If you've ever been to a Korean restaurant, you may be familiar with lettuce wraps (ssangchu ssam). But just as popular in Korean households is steamed green cabbage wraps (yangbaechu ssam).
Green cabbage is briefly steamed till soft and translucent, topped with rice and ssamjang (korean dipping sauce), wrapped up and eaten in one bite. When steamed, cabbage becomes slightly sweet and chewy, making it an amazing wrap base.
If you'd like, fill your wrap with whatever Korean side dishes you have along with rice and ssamjang, and you've got yourself a flavor and nutrient packed meal.
Since cabbage shrinks when steamed, 2-3 people can finish a whole head of cabbage in one sitting. It's a great way to get your greens in without too much effort.
Give this dead simple recipe a try sometime!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12-14 minutes
You'll also need:
1. Pour enough water into a large pot to fill around 1 inch from the base (around 2-3 cups). Place your steaming rack in the pot, close the lid, and bring to a rolling boil.
2. Meanwhile, cut your half head of cabbage in half down the middle and cut out the core. When your pot is boiling, open the lid and place your cabbage in the steaming rack cut side down. Close the lid and steam for about 12-14 minutes till translucent and soft.
3. Then, turn off the heat, remove the lid, and let it rest in the pot till cool or rinse under cold water to cool faster. Just make sure to remove excess water before serving.
Enjoy with cooked rice, ssamjang, and other side dishes!
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