Cole Slaw for fish tacos

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  1. fl italian

    fl italian

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    I am going to be making fish tacos tonight and wanted to use a "tropical" feel cole slaw. My thoughts are some coconut, pineapple, cabbage (most important.. ha, ha), mayonnaise, carrot..However, I was thinking of replacing the vinegar with a citrus juice like lemon or orange?Anyone out there have a great slaw recipe for this? I'm seeing the recipes all over the map so I'm trying to find one that fits the dish well.Thanks!
     
  2. chefbillyb

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    Hello Fl Chef, I would think a person from Florida would make a Mango salsa, with a red cabbage slaw, Chipolte Crema, Guac..................Take care buddy..................
     
  3. planethoff

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    FLItalian - you are on the right path and Chef BillyB finished it with the mention of mango.  The only thing I would add to your concept is using coconut milk and pineapple juice in your wet mix.  I know you mentioned coconut and pineapple but I think you were referring to solids.

    My tropical slaw: red cabbage, carrot, mango, mayo, coconut milk, cider vinegar, pineapple juice, nutmeg (sometimes sub raisins for mango) s&p to taste

    However like Chef BillyB first stated mango salsa.  I use mango, red onion, red bell pepper, jalepeno, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, and honey.  That makes an awesome fresh dolphin taco topping.

    Hoff
     
  4. fl italian

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    Thanks guys!!Those were the answers I was looking for. I like the idea of the mango.Billy B.. was going to call you but it was too early :)
     
  5. fl italian

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    Just to follow up...

    I took the best of all of you and made it with red cabbage, chopped fresh mango & pineapple, added golden raisins, carrot shreds and shredded coconut.

    I took the juice of a lime, some pineapple and orange juice along with a bit of mayo to make the vinaigrette.   It was outstanding; sweet but just right for the fish.  

    When the wife has seconds JUST of the cole slaw (which she doesn't like BTW), you know you nailed it!!!
     
  6. bodhran1965

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    Hi there, my preference would be a lemon/fennel slaw. You could add some orange zest for more citrus flavour.Ken
     
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  7. koukouvagia

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    Oh yes shaved fennel sounds like a wonderful alternative!
     
  8. fl italian

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    Fennel does sound good to ME.... the wife HATES fennel... so you know which we are NOT using in the recipe /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif