From Just Hungry. An instant pickle.
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- about 2 lb cabbage (napa, about 6 cups cut up) or 1 kg fresh fresh Chinese cabbage (napa, about 6 cups cut up)
- 1/2 teaspoon vegetable bouillon granules (or about 1/2 a Knorr-sized stock cube)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon orange zest, in thin strips
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
- 1Wash the cabbage leaves, and discard any discolored parts. Dry by spinning in a salad spinner or in several layers of paper towels. Chop up roughly.
- 2Mix together all the dry ingredients and orange zest in a bowl. If you’re using a stock cube, crumble it up finely.
- 3Put the cabbage in the plastic bag, and the dry ingredients + orange zest. Close the bag with plenty of air in it (so it’s like a balloon) and shake all around until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
- 4Open the bag, expel as much air as you can, and close again. Massage and toss the bag around, bruising the cabbage. Quite a lot of moisture will come out of the cabbage and melt the salt etc. Try not to burst the bag with over-enthusiastic kneading.
- 5You can eat this right away, or leave in the refrigerator in the bag for about an hour (you can do it over night too).
- 6To serve, drain off the excess moisture (which is delicious, but rather salty…though some people like to drink it off!). Drizzle with the optional lemon juice or sesame oil. Serve with any Japanese style meal. Makes a great bento box item.
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Nutritional Facts for Quick and Spicy Chinese Cabbage Pickle
Serving Size: 1 (19 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 8.1
- Calories from Fat 7
- Total Fat 0.8 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 387.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 0.0 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
vegetable bouillon granules