salad dressing

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by chefherman, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. chefherman

    chefherman

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    i want to use shedded cabbage as a salad course, what is the definition of coleslaw? is there a butt kick'n dressing out there for cabbage that is not warm with bacon and dijon?? warm is alright,but....
    thank you for the help!!!!
     
  2. foodbridge

    foodbridge

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    Cole slaw comes from the Dutch word kooolsla, meaning "cool cabbage. Shredded red or white cabbage mixed with mayonnaise and/or vinaigrette.
    Other typical ingredients include minced onion, chopped celery, sweet bell peppers, apple, pickles, and crisp bacon.
    There are as many variations as there are cooks.
    My advise is to mix/store the dressing, herbs, and seasonings seperatey.
    Combine the prepped cabbage vegetable/fruit with the dressing moments before serving to avoid weeping/bleeding.
    I would also use the bacon as a garnish when serving a large party for those who do not appreciate the splendors of crispy bacon.
    You can use a hollowed out fruit or vegetable, cut in half, leveled on the bottom, that reflects the ingredients you choose to plate the slaw, for a fancy touch.:)
     
  3. tigerwoman

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    Try an Asian inspired version with sweet chili jam, fresh lime juice chopped cilantro and peanuts.
     
  4. pongi

    pongi

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    My favourite seasoning for shredded white cabbage is a vinaigrette generously flavoured with anchovy paste. Make an emulsion with all the ingredients, season the cabbage and keep it aside for 30 mins to amalgamate flavours. :lips:

    Pongi