This recipe is adapted from Tyler Florence of the Food Network.
1 head Napa cabbage, about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds
1/4 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup rice vinegar (I used white vinegar)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons hot chili paste
1-inch piece fresh ginger, grated
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Remove outer leaves from cabbage. Cut cabbage in quarters and remove the tough inner core. Pretty huh?
Slice across sections into 1/2-inch slices.
Put into a colander, add salt, and mix well.
Place over a bowl and let drain, covered, until wilted, about 2 hours.
In a large bowl combine the vinegar and sugar and stir to dissolve. Add the chili paste, ginger, garlic, and stir.
Rinse the salt off the cabbage with a couple of changes of water. I used my trusty salad spinner.
Dry well and add to the vinegar mixture; stir well to combine. Put into a sterilized glass jar and pack the cabbage down; add enough water to cover.
Close the jar and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. This is spicy and gets spicier the longer it sits
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