Slaw Law - No mayo
Looking for a slaw to serve at a BBQ - looking for something a bit different - please no mayo - recommendations?
Can't go wrong with some seasoned rice vinegar, canola oil, a drop or two of toasted sesame seed oil and some black sesame seeds.
You can also use lime juice, canola oil, salt, pepper and a touch of paprika (I wouldn't recommend the smoked as it will give a smokey taste to the cole slaw- which isn't necessarily a good thing)
You can also just make a plain vinaigrette with oil and vinegar, some crushed garlic, some shallots, a touch of sugar and salt and pepper.
For even more originality use a mix of different cabbages, green, red, savoy, Napa, Chinese....
In Arkansas some catfish restaurants have a sweet slaw that is really good. The dressing is a boiled dressing with finely chopped vidalia onions, green peppers and carrots added as the dressing cools, and then tossed with the cabbage.
Ridgewood BBQ in upper east Tennessee also has a sweet slaw dressing that seems to be mild based. It's good and I don't have a clue as to the ingredients, I just know it's not mayo.
Cabbage, scallions and red onion, tomato (seeded) lime juice and yogurt. cilantro and serrano chilies.
Yum, good tang, crispy, and fat free,
You'll love curtido - Salvadorean slaw traditionally served with pupusas. Goes great with barbecue.
Cabbage shredded 1/2 head
Carrot peeled, grated 1 each
Water boiling 4 cups
Scallions minced 3 each
Vinegar, white 1/2 cup
Water 1/2 cup
Oregano, fresh or dried minced or crumbled 2 tsp
Crushed red pepper flakes 1 tsp
Place cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. Pour over boiling water and let set for 5 minutes. Drain well. Mix with the rest of the ingredients and chill. Drain any liquid before serving.
A pinch of sugar can be added to the vinegar if you like.