Simple Ingredient Szechuan Cabbage Recipe

We are cooking more at home and at the same time grocery stores are low on stock! Having difficulty planning out your meals? And needing to use more of what you already have at home? We are here to help! In Part 1 of our new YouTube series ‘ In the Kitchen’ we had a local chef come by and show us how to make this easy and delicious spicy Szechuan cabbage!

Szechuan Cabbage

Serves Two


Half a head of cabbage – chopped into big pieces

2 tbsp butter

2 gloves garlic – thinly sliced

Half jalapeno (or other Thai pepper) –thinly sliced (add more if you like it spicier)

2 tbsp sesame oil

¼ cup chicken stock

2 tbsp soy sauce


Heat pan to medium and melt butter

Add sliced garlic to pan

Turn down heat to medium low – cook garlic for 2 minutes

Add sliced jalapeno to pan – cook jalapeño & garlic for 1 minute

Add sesame oil and chopped cabbage to pan– make sure heat is medium low (sesame oil does not like heat)

Cook cabbage down a bit, focusing on not browning the garlic

In 2-3 minutes add chicken stock to the pan—this will speed up the cooking

Turn up heat to medium

Add soy sauce

Stir and cook down for a couple minutes