Thai Cabbage Refrigerator Pickles

Author: Canadian Living

Thai seasonings of lime, ginger, lemongrass and fish sauce flavour layers of napa cabbage, green onions and hot peppers in this fabulous accompaniment to grilled fish, poultry and meat.

  • Portion size 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 2 green onion
  • 1 lb napa cabbage (about half head)
  • 1 hot red pepper
  • 1 hot green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon pickling salt
  • 1 lemongrass
  • 1 tablespoon grated gingerroot
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoons turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Method

Cut green onions into 1/2-inch (1 cm) lengths. Cut cabbage crosswise into 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide pieces. Halve and seed hot pepper; cut into thin strips. In large bowl, combine onions, cabbage and hot pepper; sprinkle with salt and toss to combine.

Place plate on mixture; weigh down with heavy can and let stand for 1 hour. Rinse well; drain, pressing out liquid. Return to bowl.

Cut bottom third from lemongrass; discard remainder. Remove tough outer layer; cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces and add to vegetables. Add ginger and garlic. Set aside.

In saucepan, bring vinegar, water, sugar, lime juice, fish sauce, turmeric and hot pepper sauce to boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour over vegetables; mix well. Let cool. Pack into canning jars. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 days or for up to 3 weeks.

Nutritional facts Per 2 tbsp 25 mL serving: about

  • Sodium 262 mg
  • Protein trace
  • Calories 14.0
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g

%RDI

  • Iron 1.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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