Stir-Fried Cabbage with Cashews

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2 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Chinese black bean-chile sauce--see Notes
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2 pounds Savoy cabbage, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 cup roasted whole cashews


1. In a bowl, mix the tomato paste, soy sauce, vinegar, black bean-chile sauce and 1/4 cup of water.

2. Heat the oil in a wok. Add the garlic and stir-fry over moderately high heat for about 30 seconds. Add the cabbage and stir-fry until just wilted, about 5 minutes. Add the sauce mixture and stir-fry for 1 minute. Serve topped with the cashews.

Serve With: Serve with barbecued spareribs--a natural for this Chinese-inspired dish.

Notes: Chinese black bean-chile sauce is available at Asian specialty stores and some supermarkets.