Asian Slaw

Patrick and I both enjoy "Asian night" on the weekly meal plan. I would say we do something Asian inspired two to three times a month. Patrick likes seared tuna; however I try to limit this fish since it's high in mercury. I would say I only buy tuna medallions once every four or five months. When I do purchase them Patrick is the executive chef and likes following this technique.

A few weeks ago I tried a new Asian side (which is the star of this blog post, not the tuna)! There was some pointed head cabbage on the CSA list and we thought we'd try it. I don't think we knew what we were going to do with it when we selected it so this Asian night came about after I realized we needed to eat some cabbage! I googled around and found a Spicy Crunch Asian Slaw from the eat, live, run blog. We really enjoyed the flavors and Patrick gave his approval for making it again. We served this alongside the seared tuna and brown rice.

Look how pointy it is!
Stay tuned to the blog... we only used one half of the cabbage for this recipe and  may have something even yummier for the second half.
Spicy Crunchy Asian Slaw from eat, live, run blog
serves 2-4
1 small head napa cabbage (or a bag from Trader Joe’s)
   or half a pointed head cabbage! 
2 large carrots
   we used one
1 bell pepper, very thinly sliced
2 T dry roasted peanuts, roughly chopped*
1.5 tsp canola oil
1.5 tsp sesame oil
1 T rice vinegar
2 tsp soy sauce
1 lime, juiced
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

   Shred the cabbage and place in a large bowl. Using a peeler or a grater, peel or grate the carrots and place in bowl with the cabbage along with the bell pepper. Toss well to combine.
   In a small bowl or measuring cup, combing the canola oil, sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, lime juice, sugar and red pepper flakes. Drizzle over coleslaw and toss well. Add peanuts and serve.

*Peanut note: I put Patrick in charge of roughly chopping the nuts. He decided to get down his coffee grinder ... the next thing I hear him mutter is "so this is how they make peanut butter." If you choose to use an electric gadget to assist you in roughly chopping be mindful not to pulse too much!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good. You are always trying new stuff!