Thursday, June 25, 2009

Spicy Cilantro Peanut Slaw

This was one of the side dishes at Haley's baby shower. Success? Yes. I knew Haley would love it because she loves raw cabbage and cilantro. When I saw this recipe on Kalyn's Kitchen a few weeks ago, it spoke to me and said, "Pretty please! Make me for the baby shower!". Not wanting to make a slaw mad, I did it. Not only did Haley love it, everyone did. Great Grandma Elma came up to me and said, "I thought I didn't like cilantro!" Apparently, she does.

I made this recipe to go for 40. Yeah, it was a lot of cabbage. But the food processor fitted with the slicing (not shredding) blade was efficient. The recipe, as posted by Kalyn, goes for 4-6 servings.

1/2 large head green cabbage, very finely chopped
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
Kosher salt and ground pepper

For the dressing:
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp honey
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp Sriracha sauce
1/4 cup canola or peanut oil

In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, green onions and cilantro. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

In a bowl or liquid measuring cup, mix together rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, soy sauce, and Sriracha sauce, if using. Use a whisk to mix in oil until dressing is well-combined.

Add dressing to the cabbage mixture a little at a time, until salad seems as wet as you'd like it. You may not need all the dressing. Add chopped peanuts, and stir a few times until peanuts are mixed in. Taste salad for seasoning, and add salt and freshly ground black pepper as desired. Serve immediately.


cooknkate said...

There is nothing like a good slaw, and some of the best are the unusual ones like this. I do love a good tangy horseradishy traditional slaw but have been discovering so many more varieties and options lately that I think I could make a different one each week for the entire summer. I do love cabbage!

Kalyn said...

So glad you liked it. I loved this recipe too, definitely planning to make it again soon.

Snooky doodle said...

must be delicious. Quite a nice variation to the normal slaw

the straz fam said...

I called my sister yesterday and told her that a celebrity left me a comment on my blog. We are pretty much die hard Rookie Cookie fans.

BTW, I was so in love with your Cauliflower Parmesan Puree that I made it almost every night for an entire week. No joke, it's that good.

Keep your wondeful recipes coming!

Ingrid said...

Oh, yeah! I love raw cabbage. I'm all over this one! Thanks...just need to find Sriracha.