Once you put all the ingredients in a dish, the microwave will do rest of the work. The cabbage absorbs the umami seasonings and is really delicious. Also, you can cook this dish in a tajine pot or silicone steamer.
Cooking in a microwave is easy. This is a simple recipe which I cook in spring when cabbage is in season. The highlight of this dish is the cabbage, but the broth tastes great too.
Don't overcook the clams once they open up. You won't need additional seasoning as the clams and bacon gives a salty kick, but add salt if needed.
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