This Quick Spicy Pickled Cabbage Recipe is awesome to have at the ready all the time. Bursting with fresh, sweet and spicy flavors, it’s excellent in tacos, sandwiches, and alongside almost any protein. This is just the beginning. The beginning of the best fish tacos I’ve ever had, that is.
Inspiration for Quick Spicy Pickled Cabbage
I was inspired to recreate the taco practically the moment I had my first bite. It was that good!
This cabbage is subtly sweet and it adds the perfect crunch to anything it’s served with. It’s even great on its own as a side dish, and I especially love it with grilled meats.
What’s in the Quick Spicy Pickled Cabbage Recipe?
- red onion
- green cabbage
- Tamari or soy sauce
- chili paste
- rice vinegar
It’s such an easy recipe to put together and it only takes a few minutes.
How long does Spicy Pickled Cabbage Keep?
This will still be delicious up to a week after it’s made. It’s great to make a big batch to have one hand.
What to Serve With it
- It’s fantastic in a meat or vegetarian sandwich.
- I love it in my tacos, of course.
- It would also be a perfect side for Coffee Balsamic Grilled Flank Steak or Korean Pear Marinated Steak.
I’m certain that it’s this Spicy Pickled Cabbage combined with the spices on the fish, that make the taco a truly magical experience.
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do!
More delicious pickled recipes:
- Pickled Beets Recipe
- Spicy Pickled Cucumbers
- Pickled Tomatoes Recipe
- Beet Pickled Eggs Recipe
- Spicy Quick Pickled Broccoli
- Pickled Shallots with Lime
- Potato Pickled Tomato Bites
- Pickled Strawberries
This Quick Spicy Pickled Cabbage Recipe is awesome to have at the ready all the time. Bursting with fresh, sweet and spicy flavors, it's excellent in tacos, sandwiches, and alongside almost any protein.
Combine the vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan and place it over low heat. Warm it just long enough to dissolve the sugar, and pour it into a large non-reactive mixing bowl. This should take about 1 minute. Let it cool to room temperature.
Add the chili paste, Tamari or soy sauce and garlic. Stir to blend.
Mix in the cabbage and onion, being sure that it's all well coated with the vinegar mixture.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. (The flavor will become more intense the longer it sits -- it will be delicious for days!)