For a taste of something different, try out this Braised Kale and Cabbage Recipe, to be enjoyed with miso mushrooms.

This recipe serves 4.


Ingredients for the braised kale and cabbage:

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 heads green baby cabbage, sliced
  • 1 bunch kale, stems stripped & leaves sliced roughly
  • 375 ml chicken stock or vegetable stock

Ingredients for the miso mushrooms:


  1. Preheat oven to 200˚C.

How to braise kale and cabbage:

  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a very large sauté pan.
  2. Add the onions with a pinch of salt and cook until soft.
  3. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add the cabbage and sauté until it begins to soften then add the kale.
  5. Pour in the chicken stock and simmer gently to braise the veg until very tender and juicy.
  6. Season to taste.

How to make miso mushrooms:

  1. Mix miso paste and hot water together in a medium sized bowl until smooth.
  2. Add the sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic and chilli flakes. Mix well.
  3. Using a pastry brush, brush the mixture all over the portabellinis.
  4. Place on a baking tray and bake for about 7 minutes until tender, depending on their size.

How to dish:

  1. When the kale and cabbage is beautifully soft and the stock has reduced, plate onto a serving platter.
  2. Top with the sticky roasted miso mushrooms.
  3. Serve as a fabulous side dish or a vegetarian main along with some wholegrains or legumes.

Braised Kale And Cabbage Recipe Notes

This Braised Kale And Cabbage Recipe is courtesy of the South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association (SAMFA), a group of farmers who grow and love mushrooms.

They share their passion by promoting all varieties of mushrooms, creating unique recipes that showcase the many flavour profiles of mushrooms, and engaging in charity campaigns that make the world a better place.

Why mushrooms?

These powerful little foods are packed with nutrients and fibres, have very few calories, and are an excellent source of plant protein. If spiced right, they even make a great meat replacement!

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