Remove outside leaves from cabbage if they are wilted and discard them.
Cut cabbage in half and then in quarters. Cut away the core and discard it. Shred remaining cabbage and place it in a colander.
Rinse it with cold water and drain well. Place cabbage in a bowl and sprinkle it with about 1/3 cup table salt and stir the salt in well. Place some ice cubes on top of it. Cover and refrigerate several hours or as long as possible.
When ready to assemble the slaw, remove cabbage from refrigerator. Discard ice cubes. Thoroughly rinse cabbage in colander with cold water and drain it well.
Mix rest of ingredients together and combine with the cabbage in a serving bowl. Add peanuts and toss. Serve and enjoy!
Nita Holleman, 2003
If you use this on a website or in a cookbook, please give me credit. This is my original recipe.