Marinated Chinese Cabbage

Ingredients

1/2 pound Chinese cabbage (white part only and preferably the tender stems from the heart)
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
cup Distilled white vinegar
7 tablespoons Sugar
1 Fresh red chili pepper, shredded fine

Preparation

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1. Separate the leaves of the cabbage. Trim away the leafy part from the stems. (Reserve the leafy parts for use in salads, soups or stirfry dishes.) Cut stems crosswise into 2 inch sections. Cut these sections lengthwise with the grain into narrow matchstick strips. You should have about 8 cups of cabbage strips.
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2. Put cabbage strips into a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle the salt over the cabbage and toss to mix. Set aside for 1 hour.
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3. Wrap the cabbage in a dish towel and wring to remove much of the liquid.
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Return cabbage to the mixing bowl.
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4. Put the vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour over the cabbage. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
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5. Strain the liquid from the cabbage and pour it back into the saucepan.
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Bring to a boil. Once again, pour the liquid over the cabbage. Cover and refrigerate the cabbage for 2 to 3 days. For a more intense flavor, refrigerate for as long as a week.
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6. When ready to serve, take out the cabbage and pour off the excess liquid. Add the chili pepper. Toss to mix. Serve chilled.

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Yield:

6.0 servings

Added:

February 25, 2010

Creator:

Anonymous

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