Secretts Hispi Cabbage

Pointed, hispi, hearted or sweetheart cabbage as it is sometimes known is a type of green cabbage with green leaves and a pointed head. The leaves are more open than those of a green cabbage and they have a softer texture and sweeter taste.

You can use Hispi cabbage in stir fries (finely shredded) or quartered and roasted (just drizzle with olive oil) or in a variety of recipes. One of our favourites is to blanch in boiling water for a couple of minutes and then place in a roasting tray. Brush with melted butter or oil and then top with breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Bake for 10 -15 minutes and serve as a side dish. Having a roast? simply shred the cabbage and steam for 10 minutes and season with salt and black pepper and serve. Brilliant mixed with creamy mashed potatoes or in soups and stews too. Versatile and in season from June this is a truly delicious locally grown cabbage.