1 head napa cabbage (also called Chinese cabbage)
1 tablespoon coarse salt
2 small fresh red or green Thai* or fresh jalapeño chiles
1 stalk fresh lemongrass*
1 large garlic clove
2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce* (preferably naam pla)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
*available at Asian markets and some specialty foods shops and supermarkets.