Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish of pickled cabbage. The cold, sour flavor is a great accompanment to grilled meats. Recent research has linked regular consumption to lower incidents of heart disease and cancer.
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon pickling salt 6 cups water
2 lbs. Chinese (Napa) cabbage, cut into 2-inch squares
6 scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths, then slivered
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons Korean ground dried hot pepper (or other mildly hot ground red pepper)
1 teaspoon sugar