Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Asian-Inspired Slaw

I tried a recipe from the "try it eventually" folder last night for some Asian chicken sliders, and they were decent, but unremarkable.  It was still a fruitful effort, however, because I found a super simple, tasty side to serve in the future (although the kids were not fans). I guestimated on the measurements, since I just chopped and added - do what looks right to you.  I made about 1/2 of this recipe, since it was just for 2 of us, but you could easily multiply it for a larger crowd, too.

Asian-Inspired Slaw

2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 tbsp. EVOO
1/2 c. cilantro, minced
pinch of kosher salt
a few turns of freshly ground black pepper
2 c. red cabbage, shredded
1/2 c. carrot, julienned or grated on the large holes of a box grater
1/2 c. red onion, finely diced (could do thin slices if you prefer)
1/2 c. red bell pepper, julienned or diced

You could get crazy here, and add some sliced scallions, toasted sesame seeds, minced jalapeno, garlic, etc.  I'll be experimenting with this over the summer, for sure.

Whisk together the first 5 ingredients.  Add remaining ingredients, and toss to coat.  Serve on a BBQ chicken or pork slider, on the side with any BBQ dish, etc.

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