Ginger Asian Slaw
~ Mary ~
John recently bought me a hand held immersion blender– it’s the greatest! However as I was making the dressing for this salad and I went to go get it and couldn’t find it – ANYWHERE – I remember sticking it in a clever spot in my over-crowded cupboards and SHIT if I didn’t put it in the best spot ever – one that I couldn’t remember – WE TORE apart the kitchen, the cupboards, the drawers – it was an all out cleaning fest – I was PISSED!
John was following me around with a flashlight as I was ranting – he even looked in the freezer – don’t laugh – I’ve mysteriously put things in there before……. Alzheimer’s here I come! I gave UP it wasn’t anywhere – we found the cup and the blending stick, but not the electric part!?!?! John continued to search and low and behold found it in the spice drawer – WTF! What a great spot .. right? now if I could just find my favorite bread knife and tiny oxo measuring cup – they went missing this week too.
Anyway – back to the Asian Slaw. This is a great combination of ingredients that smack you in the taste buds – true Asian and true Thai. It’s a long list of ingredients, but well worth it. I hope you give it a try.
* update: for an even more colorful salad, make this with red cabbage!
Gingered Asian Slaw
Combine in something – you can either whisk it, use an immersion blender 😉 a small food processor or put it in a jar and shake it WELL:
1/4 Cup Lime Juice
1/4 Cup Minced Onion or Shallots
1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
2 Tbsp Minced Ginger
1 Tbsp Fish Sauce or to taste
1 Tbsp Red Curry Paste
1 Tbsp Honey
1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1/4 Cup Canola Oil or more if you like
Set dressing aside and make slaw
In a large bowl combine about a pound or more of the following:
Cabbage – either Nappa or Regular or a bag of the pre-made slaw mix. You want about 5-6 Cups
1 Shredded Carrot – or 1 Cup pre-shredded
1 Thinly Sliced Red Pepper
4-5 Chopped Green Onions
Handful of Chopped Cilantro
2 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
Handful Chopped Roasted Peanuts – optional
Mix salad with dressing and serve cold.