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Here is a tasty two-layered vegetable dish that seems to appeal to people of all ages. Use the smallest baby carrots you can find. (If they’re really small, you can use them whole, so there will be less chopping to do.)
Mix the tahini from the bottom of the container before using it, so it will be smooth enough to blend into the sauce and effectively coat the carrots.
Heat a nonstick wok or a large, deep nonstick skillet, and add the sesame oil, carrots, and ½ teaspoon of the salt. Stir-fry over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes. Cover, and cook for another 5 minutes.
Turn the heat down to medium, and add the vinegar. Cover again, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Stir in the honey, tahini, and garlic, and cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 5 to 8 more minutes, or until the carrots are tender and starting to brown.
At the same time, heat a second non-stick wok or skillet, and add the vegetable oil, the onion, and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt. Stir-fry over medium heat for 10 minutes, then add the cabbage. Keep the heat high, and stir-fry another 5 minutes or so, or until the cabbage wilts. (It will still be slightly crunchy.) Transfer to a serving platter.
Spoon the carrots on top of the cabbage. Grind some black pepper over the top, and serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.
To streamline preparation, have all the ingredients ready and right at hand before you start cooking. Use two pans, and cook the two components of this dish side by side to save time. This won’t add much to the cleanup, because nonstick pans are so easy to wash.
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This recipe serves 6.
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