Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
This is a wonderful cabbage salad, served hot! I can't remember where it came from, but I served it tonight with Broiled Tilapia in coconut curry sauce (Broiled Tilapia With Thai Coconut- Curry Sauce) and decided it should be on here :)
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons chili paste with garlic
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon peeled minced fresh ginger
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 2 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage
- 1 cup red bell pepper, cut in strips
- 1 1⁄3 cups peeled shredded carrots
- 1 1⁄2 cups bean sprouts
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Combine the first four ingredients in a small bowl; stir well and set aside.
- Heat sesame oil in a wok on medium high heat.
- Add ginger and garlic; saute for 1 minute.
- Add cabbage, bell pepper, and carrot; saute for 2 minutes.
- Add lime juice mixture and bean sprouts; saute for an additional 2 1/2 minutes or until cabbage is tender.
- Remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
After some doctoring, this turned out really good. A little voice in my head said, "don't use 2 Tbsp. chili or you'll be sorry." I cut it back to 1 Tbsp. & still almost died from the heat. I have never seen anything called "chili PASTE with garlic" & I checked several grocery stores & Asian markets. All I found that was close was a "Chili Garlic Sauce" [Tuong ot toi Viet-Nam] and it is hotter than Hades! I did add 1 Tbsp. tamari [wheat-free soy sauce] & 1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil to the dressing, as well as another tsp. of sugar. I made it again the next night and diluted the heat [chili] by half and that came out just right for us. I definitely will make this again with the adjustments I mentioned. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
This was well liked served with the Thai Broiled Tilapia (I used Rockfish). Some gave it a 3 and some a 5 so I averaged to 4 stars!
I was planning on Snapper Cakes with an Asian style coleslaw for dinner tonight when the weather changed and I didn't feel like cold coleslaw anymore. I was thrilled to find this in the new recipes when I went looking for inspiration. It was just perfect with the cakes. I had a bit more cabbage and a few less bean sprouts, but I reckon that all balanced out. Thanks for an excellent, excellent recipe.