*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            Hot and Sour Cabbage
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Hot & Spicy
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5      Each          Napa cabbage leaves
    3      Tablespoons   peanut oil
    4      Each          large dried chili peppers
      1/2  Tablespoon    Szechuan peppercorns
      1/2  Teaspoon      salt
    1      Tablespoon    thin soy sauce
      1/2  Tablespoon    rock sugar
      1/2  Tablespoon    Chinkiang vinegar
    1      Teaspoon      sesame oil
 
 Preparation:  Separate, wash & dry cabbage leaves.  Stack them up and cut them
crosswise into 1 wide pieces.	Finely mince or grind Szechuan peppercorns. 
Crush rock sugar with cleaver handle; mix with soy sauce; reserve. Stir-frying: 
Heat wok to moderate; add oil.	Wait 30 seconds.  Stir-fry whole chilis until
they just blacken; quickly add peppercorns.  When they exude pungent odor, push
up side of wok and raise heat to high.	Add salt & cabbage all at once.  Keep
tossing cabbage until it is wilted & soft.  This takes several minutes.  There
should be about 2 T of water in wok when cabbage is wilted. Add sugar & soy
mixture.  When sugar has melted, toss with cabbage, then sprinkle vinegar over
all.  Keep tossing on high heat for another 20 seconds. Add sesame oil; toss
briefly; remove to serving dish.  If serving this dish cold, wait until it has
cooled, then cover & refrigerate.
 
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 Nutr. Assoc. : 237 0 349 0 0 1396 1440 1573 0