Cabbage with sweet ginger vinegar

Cabbage with sweet ginger vinegar

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From
JapanEasy
Serves
4
Photographer
Laura Edwards

At restaurants and bars in Japan, it’s not uncommon to be handed a little dish of complimentary something or other when you sit down, as a sign of hospitality and to whet your appetite before ordering. My favourite of these little freebies is cabbage with a sweet vinegar dressing. ‘That’s boring,’ you’re probably thinking. ‘NEXT RECIPE, PLEASE.’ But wait! What if I told you that Japanese cabbage is really sweet and delicious? And that the dressing it’s dressed with is even MORE sweet and delicious? PLEASE KEEP READING. I PROMISE: THIS RECIPE IS MORE EXCITING THAN IT SOUNDS. Okay, so here’s the deal: cabbage is not sexy, but if you choose good cabbage and serve it with this dressing, then it comes pretty close.

Absurdly not difficult

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
80ml vinegar
3 tablespoons mirin
10g caster (superfine) sugar
30g fresh ginger, finely sliced, (don’t bother peeling it)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons dashi
1 teaspoon see method for ingredients
or ketchup or brown sauce
1/2 sweet cabbage, (hispi/ sweetheart/pointed/flat)
pinch toasted sesame seeds, to garnish

Method

  1. Combine the vinegar, mirin, sugar, ginger, soy sauce and dashi in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Remove from the heat and leave to infuse for about 20 minutes, then remove and discard the ginger. Stir in the tonkatsu sauce, ketchup or brown sauce. Chop the cabbage into roughly bite-sized pieces, dress with the ginger vinegar and garnish with sesame seeds.
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