Debbi from Debbi Does Dinner Healthy is the host for the Blogger Secret Ingredient from My Bizzy Kitchen and her secret ingredient is HOT SAUCE! Hard to keep hot sauce a secret! Stop by Debbi's to join in with your favorite hot recipes! Could be new, or one from the past! As long as it includes some kind of hot sauce.
One of our favorites is Sriracha. I first posted the recipe for Hot-and-Sour Cabbage Salad last May. It ought to be called REALLY Hot-and Sour Cabbage Salad because it'll clear your sinuses for sure! But not so hot that you can't taste the flavor of the sauce. I like a hot sauce with heat, but also lots of flavor. This has heat and lots of flavor. The salad is a really nice combination of sweet and hot. A little too hot for Grandma, but the rest of is really enjoy it!
Hot-and-Sour Cabbage Salad
Source: Gourmet, December 2001
1 pound Napa cabbage (about 1/2 head), chopped in small pieces, but not too small
1 scallion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes (to taste) - I used hot chili oil, very little, a few drops!
some thin slices of sweet red bell pepper
some thin slices of fresh jalapeno
Sriracha sauce (to taste!)
Put cabbage, peppers and scallion in a large bowl.
Bring vinegar, ginger, sugar, and red pepper flakes (or chili oil) to a boil in a small saucepan over moderate heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Let dressing cool, and then pour dressing over cabbage, tossing to combine.
The original post can be found here!