Sunday, June 5, 2011

Spicy Cilantro-Peanut Slaw

Wow – is this slaw? This is the best variation that I’ve had in a long time. If you want to do something other than the basic cabbage and mayo, this is the dish.

This would be great to serve with grilled chicken or pork or fruit such as pineapple or peaches. I would probably pile on a few bean sprouts the next time I make it.

The dressing is a delightful Asian blend that you could use on a number of dishes.

I liked the addition of the sriracha sauce as an added kick and just 1 teaspoon was perfect for my taste.

Serves 4

Bon Appetit!

1/2 small head green cabbage, finely chopped
1/2 cup peanuts
4 -5 spring onion, chopped
1/2 cup fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tbsp sunflower or peanut oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp sriracha sauce (spicy garlic sauce)

In a large bowl, toss together cabbage, peanuts, spring onion and coriander.

Make a dressing by combining lemon juice, sugar, oil, soy sauce and sriracha sauce together in a small bowl. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed (I find it's plenty salty enough though), then drizzle over salad and toss to coat evenly.

Serve immediately.