Friday, October 16, 2009

Hot & Sour Cabbage

I love hot and sour flavors together, and I'm assuming I'm not the only one since hot and sour soup seems to be pretty popular (which I'm dying to make one of these days btw, so if you if you have a great recipe, please share it with me).

Anyway, this hot & sour cabbage is a quick and easy veggie dish to go with any meal. It's also decent alternative for when you're craving kimchi but don't have the patience to wait for it to ferment.

And since the secret ingredient for Weekend Wokking is cabbage this month, I'm submitting this to Erbe in Cucina who is hosting it this month.

- Cabbage
- Dried chili peppers (chili pepper flakes will work too if you don't have the peppers)
- Chili oil (optional)
- Vinegar
- Salt
- Oil

- Chop the cabbage into bit size squares. Wash and drain them.
- Heat up some oil in a wok or pan.
- Add the chili peppers or flakes and toast them until you can smell the spice. Be careful not to let them burn.
- Add the cabbage and salt and vinegar to taste. If it's not spicy enough, I also like to add a bit of chili oil too.
- Stir everything around until the cabbage is cooked through but still has some crunchiness to it.


Amy L said...

Hey Nanc! Looks like you guys have been having a blast in the kitchen (and in your yard). The hot & sour cabbage looks tasty. btw, I was totally overwhelmed by the Weekend Wokking instructions! I may need you to explain...

Claudia said...

Tomorrow we are having saurbraten - complete with sweet and savory cabbage. Perfect for atumn. Your looks scumptious.

TabzChewy said...

I remember my friend told me his stepmom made this for him. To quote him, "I almost died..."

But I think I might try it too! Spicy and sour almost always go sooo well together!

lisaiscooking said...

This sounds perfect! I have lots of cabbage right now, and this is a great use for it.

Graziana said...

I love hot recipes, thank you for sharing it with Weekend Wokking.

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Quick and easy. I love sweet and sour too. I do have a hot and sour soup recipe you can try. :)

Would you like to host a round of Weekend Wokking? Please do! February and onward is still available.

Also, I just emailed you, but I had to re-draw my McCormick and Schmick's giveaway and you won! So send me your address and I can pass it along to the PR rep so you can get your prize. Yay!

Olga said...

my mom makes something similar, but without spices or vinegar :)

I sometimes add bacon to my cabbage.