Stir-fried greens with fish sauce served in a pan

Stir-fried greens with fish sauce

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4

Cook these salty-sweet stir-fried greens with cabbage and broccoli. It's a quick and easy Asian-style side dish where the fish sauce lends depth of flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal102
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein4g
  • salt1.6g
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  • ½ head Savoy cabbage
  • 125g purple sprouting or Tenderstem broccoli



    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 2 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 4-6 garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 75g baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce, plus extra for seasoning
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • 1 tsp caster sugar


  1. Remove any discoloured or coarse leaves from the cabbage, then halve it. Remove the hard central ribs and discard them, then shred the leaves. If using purple sprouting broccoli, halve any thicker stems lengthways.

  2. Heat the oil in a wok. Stir-fry the broccoli for 1 min, then add the garlic and cabbage and cook until the garlic is a pale gold colour. Quickly add the spinach and fish sauce and turn the veg over – the moisture should come out of the spinach and boil off quickly. Add the sugar and toss the vegetables again, then add a little more fish sauce, if you like.

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