Wednesday, March 30, 2016

{soups-salads-and-salad-dressings} Spicy Cabbage Salad With Fish Sauce Dressing


Spicy Cabbage Salad With Fish Sauce Dressing

  • YIELD:4 to 6 servings
  • ACTIVE TIME:30 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME:30 minutes


  • 4 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 fresh red bird's eye chili peppers, seeded and diced (see note above)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh juice from 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons Asian fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar, plus more as needed
  • 1/2 head of green cabbage, quartered, cored, and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 granny smith apple, halved, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts, coaresly chopped


  1. 1.
    Combine garlic and chili one a work surface and sprinkle the 1/4 teaspoon salt on top. Using the side and back of your knife, carefully smash the garlic and chili together to create a paste (seehere under "knife-pureeing" for visuals and an explanation of the technique).
  2. 2.
    Transfer garlic-chili puree to a large mixing bowl and stir in lime juice, fish sauce, and brown sugar. Mix well, taste, and add more sugar if needed.
  3. 3.
    Add cabbage and toss to coat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  4. 4.
    Mix in carrot, tomatoes, and apple. Transfer to a serving bowl or plate, top with peanuts and serve.

Source: Serious Eats


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