Cabbage in a Fish Sauce Vinaigrette

April 1, 2016

Cabbage in a Fish Sauce Vinaigrette

Kumi Rao, Ruchikala

This is a very simple Cabbage slaw that comes together in minutes. Not all Fish sauces are created equally. Kumi recommends using a Three Crabs brand fish sauce or Red Boat. Add grated carrots or other veggies for color contrast and flavor.

 ½ head of a large cabbage (finely shredded)

1 tablespoon sesame oil

2-4 tablespoons fish sauce (three crabs brand or red boat)

1 cloves of garlic, grated finely on a microplane

2 Thai chiles (minced)

1-2 tablespoons agave, honey, or crushed palm sugar

1/3 cup of cilantro leaves (whole)

Crushed peanuts for garnish

Make the dressing: mix together sesame oil, garlic, fish sauce, thai chiles (if using) and agave. Whisk – toss together dressing ingredients. Massage into cabbage. Taste. If it needs more seasoning add additional fish sauce. Toss with cilantro leaves and crushed peanuts and serve.

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