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There is something so satisfying about super thinly-shaved crunchy cabbage with luscious miso-mayonnaise dressing. The Basic Mayonnaise recipe will make more than you need to dress the cabbage. - you could make a smaller batch by using 1 egg (omit the extra yolk) and halving the remaining ingredients. I like to make it as written and use the leftovers in sandwiches, dips and salad dressings.

Basic Mayonnaise
1 whole egg
1 egg yolk
1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons (1½ oz) Iio Jozo Pure Rice Vinegar
1 teaspoon Hanamaruki Liquid Shio Koji
Pinch of salt
3 cups neutral oil like rice bran, canola, or grapeseed
Water, as needed

Fluffy Cabbage with Miso Mayo
2 tablespoons mirin
2 tablespoons Iio Jozo Pure Rice Vinegar
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup Basic Mayonnaise (recipe above)
½ cup Horikawaya Nomura Shiro (White) Miso
2 teaspoons Suehiro Ponzu Sauce
1 teaspoon Hanamaruki Liquid Shio Koji
1 lb. green cabbage, cored


To make Basic Mayonnaise:
Process the egg, egg yolk, Dijon mustard, rice vinegar, liquid shio koji and salt together in a food processor or blender for about 30 seconds. With the machine running, slowly add the oil, being careful not to break the mayonnaise. If it gets too thick, add water 1 tablespoon at a time to loosen it up.

For the Cabbage with Miso Mayo:
Bring the mirin, vinegar and salt to a boil in a small saucepan, then immediately remove from the heat and allow to cool.

In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup mayonnaise, the white miso, ponzu and liquid shio koji. This is your Miso Mayo.

Cut the cabbage head in half lengthwise, then cut each half lengthwise into quarters. Shave the cabbage as thinly as possible using a knife or mandolin. Soak the shaved cabbage in ice water for at least 10 minutes; this will give it a wonderful crunch. Drain well, lightly pat dry with towels, transfer to a bowl, and dress with the cooled mirin/vinegar mixture.

Spoon a pile of Miso Mayo on a plate and gently spread it out using the back of the spoon. Place the dressed cabbage on top, and serve.

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